Women Creators

The artists that define the British color plate book genre were those who could afford to do so—having the monetary and cultural capital to travel the globe and obtain publishing support. The women who contributed works offered their own visions of the British empire that reflected their own lived experience of it. The art is more domestic and more personal, depicting floral scenes curated by people or scenes of the people themselves. Here, we have two ruminations on life beyond landscape: one woman who illustrated the people who populated the places she traveled, the other, the plant life that made it so.