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William Aiton (1731–1793), Holding a Plant (species of Aitonia) in His Right Hand and a Hand Lens in His Left

Photo credit: Collection of the Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Portrait of William Aiton (1731–1793), horticulturist and gardener at Kew, holding a specimen of Aitonia, a plant named in his honour, England.

Collection of the Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond

  • Date

    1786–1787

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    90 x 69 cm

  • Accession number

    LO 001

  • Acquisition method

    presented by William Attwell Smith, 1851

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Collection of the Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB England

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