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Herb, Paris & Illustration to "Poisonous Plants" by Dallimore, W.

John Northcote Nash (1893-1977)

1927

P.22013

Title Herb, Paris & Illustration to "Poisonous Plants" by Dallimore, W.
Object type Print
Date 1927
Artist/maker John Northcote Nash (1893-1977)
Support Paper (Japanese)
Medium Ink (Black)
Techniques Wood Engraving
Marks and
Inscriptions
signed : pencil : lower margin, left : : John Nash.
Dimensions h:277 w:194 mm
Credit line Presented by Allen Freer in memory of Basil Taylor in 1975
Accession Lot Allen Freer (gift, 1975)
Accession number P.22013

Collection Exhibitions : Flora and Fauna : Object Label : P.22013

John Nash's most frequent subjects were plants, which he rendered sensitively in wood engraving with a well cut economy of line, making full use of the uncut block in his designs. He stocked his own garden with poisonous plants such as henbane, hemlock, monk's hood, foxglove, spurge laurel and herb Paris, admiring not only their robust growth but also their sinister capabilities. Gardens were not entirely benign places to him; they contained their darker moments.

Collection Exhibitions : Flora and Fauna : Object Label : P.22013

John Nash's most frequent subjects were plants, which he rendered sensitively in wood engraving with a well cut economy of line, making full use of the uncut block in his designs. He stocked his own garden with poisonous plants such as henbane, hemlock, monk's hood, foxglove, spurge laurel and herb Paris, admiring not only their robust growth but also their sinister capabilities. Gardens were not entirely benign places to him; they contained their darker moments.