Natural History Science: Martin Heade and Botanical Painting
|Although a major artist, Heade had no difficulty
painting from a natural history perspective.
This painting is in the style of the natural history scientists.
Such pictures were regularly excecuted by naturalists associated with the American Philosophical Society, a forerunner of the Smithsonian Institution.
Martin Heade, Magnolia Grandiflora, 1880s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston