As a field botanist Emily both collected and painted flowers and grasses. Emily Hitchcock was born on November 9, She was the youngest of six surviving children of geologist and Amherst College professor and president Edward Hitchcock and his artist Orra White Hitchcock. Art and science were in her blood and she was proud of her heritage. From to , Emily attended The Cooper Union a coeducational, non-residential tuition free college where the study of science and art were equally emphasized.
She was 32; he was By June , the Terrys went to live in St. There she botanized and painted.
Their only child, Edward Sweet February 11—July 19, died in infancy. Ill health plagued Cassius all his life; he died at age 36 on August 18, In , she returned from Minnesota to Northampton and became Matron of the Smith College student residence, Hubbard House, where she remained for 25 years, until There she botanized, gardened and made conventional flower and fern herbaria. The Vermont countryside was her summer retreat, and was an authority on the ferns of Vermont. For more than 35 years, Emily made botany the center of her life.
In June , Emily presented her American Flowers painted herbarium of watercolor flowers and grasses made between and to the Department of Botany at Smith College. It is the most significant expression of her scientific skill and artistic talent. Emily Hitchcock Terry died on February 6, The 46 plates are nice, and the biography is interesting.
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There are several 'descriptive catalogues' included: names of plant species, where painted, etc. When if Emily did not record what materials she was using, it would have been helpful if the author that speculated what was most probably used. Go to Amazon. Discover the best of shopping and entertainment with Amazon Prime.
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