Mango - Artist unknown

The Fleming Drawings Collection - Artist unknown
Mango (Mangifera Indica), c.1800.
Ink and watercolour on paper, 480 x 293 mm.

John Fleming (1747-1829) was a physician and was stationed for many years in India where he developed a passion for plants. Fascinated by their use in medicine and their economic potential, he collected many specimens from around the country. His collection of copies of watercolours is a remarkable record of his fascination for the great diversity of plants to be found in India.

A staggering 1,160 watercolour drawings of Indian plants are to be found in the John Fleming collection.


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