Sarah Drake (1803–1857)

Sarah Drake was an English botanical illustrator. She trained in Paris as an artist, and worked with John Lindley (botanist and secretary of the Horticultural Society of London) on the book Sertum Orchidaceum. She went on to contribute illustrations to James Bateman’s The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala – at the time, the largest ever botanical book, and from which the image on the Orchid illustration spectacles pouch is taken.

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Biographical article by Chris Wright of Curiosity Wave, published 23 August 2018.