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A group of works collected by celebrated 18th century botanist are coming to auction this month.
More than 20 original watercolours collected by botanist William Curtis (1746-99) will be offered at Catherine Southon’s Antiques & Collectable sale on November 16.
Curtis’ reputation was such that he was made the praefectus horti of the Society of Apothecaries at the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1772.
The following year he established a botanical garden for the cultivation and study of native British plants, first in Bermondsey, then in Lambeth Marsh and later Brompton.
For an annual subscription of a guinea patrons could visit and attend the lectures he gave there, and for an extra guinea a year they could also have a share in the 6000 plants and seeds from the garden.
The group of watercolours are being sold by a descendent of Curtis.