The Portrayal of Natural History Art of the Americas

This selection of images from the Library art collections at the Natural History Museum highlights a beautiful and varied range of artwork from the Americas. To find out more about these drawings and their artists select an image below.

 

Elephant beetle by Abbot Nelumbo lutea by Bartram Nature print by Colden Smilax Rotundisfolia by Eaton

Elephant beetle
John Abbot

 

Nelumbo lutea
William Bartram

 

Nature print of leaf
Jane Colden

 

Smilax Rotundisfolia
Mary Eaton

North American larch by Ehret   White-throated sparrow by Medlycott   Bromelia antiacantha by Mee   Larvae of the Saturniid moth by Miles-Moss

North American larch
George Ehret

 

White-throated sparrow
William Medlycott

 

Bromelia antiacantha
Margaret Mee

 

Larvae of the Saturniid moth
Arthur Miles-Moss

Venus flytrap by Miller   Common fleabane by Olson   Stigmaphyllon ciliatum by Parkinson   Atlantic flying gurnard by Raper

Venus flytrap
John Miller

 

Common fleabane
George Olson

 

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum
Sydney Parkinson

 

Atlantic flying gurnard
George Raper

Pachira aquatica by Schomburgk   Venus flytrap by Young        

Pachira aquatica
Robert Schomburgk

 

Venus flytrap
William Young