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View Paintings from the Album

An album of pith paintings was gifted to the Harvard Univeristy Botany Libraries by Miss E.E.P. Holland. This album contains leaves of colored plates painted on pith paper. A handwritten inscription on the bookplate reads: "from the library of Rev. Frederick W. Holland, Harvard '1831. Brought from China probably as early as 1840. Originally bound in blue silk." The blue silk binding is now absent, but the beautifully rendered paintings have survived to this day.

 

Album Painting 1

 

Album Painting 2

 

Album Painting 3

 

Album Painting 4

 

Album Painting 5

 

Album Painting 6

 

Album Painting 7

 

Album Painting 8

 

Album Painting 9

 

Album Painting 10

 

Album Painting 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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