Anne Lee (London  1753-circa 1790)
Anne Lee (London 1753-circa 1790)

Seven botanical studies: Asclepias Curallavics (illustrated); Anagallis Monelli (illustrated); Apocynum Androfaemifolium; Convolvulus Nil; Erica Dauboecii; Lobella Siphilitica; and Martynia Perennis

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Anne Lee (London 1753-circa 1790)
Seven botanical studies: Asclepias Curallavics (illustrated); Anagallis Monelli (illustrated); Apocynum Androfaemifolium; Convolvulus Nil; Erica Dauboecii; Lobella Siphilitica; and Martynia Perennis
variously signed, inscribed and dated, ‘ASCLEPIAS Curallavics/Ann Lee Septber 14. 17771.’; ‘ANAGALLIS Monelli./Ann Lee August 21st 1771.’; ‘APOCYNUM Androfaemilfolium. AL: au:23. 1771.’; ‘CONVOLVULUS Nil./Ann Lee August 30th. 1771.’; ‘ERICA Dauboecii. Linn:/Anne Lee Sepber 30th. 1771.’ and ‘LOBELLA Siphilitica./Ann Lee Sepber 21st. 1771.’
(lower margin)
watercolour and bodycolour, on vellum
11¼ x 8¾ in. (28.5 x 22.2 cm.); and slightly smaller

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Lot Essay

Ann Lee was the daughter of the nurseryman James Lee of Hammersmith (1715-1795). He ran The Vineyard Nursery which was a thriving enterprise that introduced plants to English cultivation, particularly from the Cape, America, Australia and from China. Ann Lee was a pupil of Sydney Parkinson (d. 1771) and a skilled botanical artist, but tragically died young. A large collection of her illustrations are housed at Kew Gardens.

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