Sheila Mannes-Abbott FLS FSBA was recognised as one of the foremost botanical artists in the world, so much so that the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew staged a retrospective exhibition of her work during April and May of 2014. Her paintings are held in all the major collections of botanical art, including the RHS Lindley Library, the Shirley Sherwood Collection, The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh as well a: the Kew collection itself.
To commemorate the exhibition, we also created a box of A3 size (420 x 297mm) gicleé prints from a selection of the paintings that were hung at Kew. They are printed on archival matte paper in light-fast inks. Each print has a protective translucent overlay, with botanical notes by Martyn Rix, the well-known author. All 20 prints are supplied in a beautiful box as can be seen in the attached illustration. Many others of Sheila’s paintings, both flora are and fauna are available as gicleé prints. Please contact Edward for more details.
The boxes cost £150
If you wish to purchase this set of prints, or would like to see a full set of the images in the collection then please get in touch.
Countryside Direct, PO BOX 29, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0WD
Freephone: 0800 783 0868, or from overseas: 44 1984633422
Alternatively please e-mail me: Edward@countryside-direct.com
This illustration shows the box with two of the prints: Iris Arilbred and Monkshood and a sample overlay:
These are low resolution images of the 20 prints included within the box: