Ellen's Illustrations

By Laura Briscoe

Mar 20 2019

We know Ellen Hutchins produced hundreds of detailed watercolors of marine algae. Some of these illustrations were later engraved and printed as plates in books, often illustrating species new to science. So far we have found three original watercolors within our algae collections!


Dillwyn, L.W. 1809. British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants reffered by botanists to the genus Conferva. London: W. Philips

Hutchins, M. 2015. Ellen Hutchins: Botanical Artist. Available at: https://www.ellenhutchins.com/botanical-artist/ (Accessed: 20 Mar 2019). 

Turner, D. 1808-1819. Fuci: sive Plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones decriptiones et historia; Fuci: or Colored figures and descriptions of the plants referred by boanists to the genus Fucus. v.1-4. London: John and Arthur Arch.