Pomological illustrations

Below are eight paintings of fruit from the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection, each paired
with a pen-and-ink botanical illustration drawn by noted botanical illustrator Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton.
Images are courtesy of the University of Arizona Herbarium and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library.

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watercolor painting of grapes
pen and ink drawing of grapes

Vitis vinifera, Grape
Left: Amanda Almira Newton, 1908
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1979

watercolor painting of carob
pen and ink drawing of carob

Ceratonia siliqua, Carob
Left: Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1907
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1979

watercolor painting of olive
pen and ink drawing of olive

Olea europa, Olive
Left: Royal Charles Steadman, 1917
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1977

watercolor painting of Loquat
pen and ink drawing of Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat
Left: Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1905
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1977

watercolor painting of a plum
pen and ink drawing of a plum

Prunus domestica, Plum
Left: Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1895
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1975

watercolor painting of pecans
pen and ink drawing of a pecan plant

Carya illinoinensis, Pecan
Left: Ellen Isham Schutt, 1907
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1978

watercolor painting of apples
pen and ink drawing of apples

Malus domestica, Apple
Left: Ellen Isham Schutt, 1913
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1975

watercolor painting of a peach
pen and ink drawing of peaches

Prunus persica, Peach
Left: Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1893
Right: Lucretia Breazeale Hamilton, 1975


Images of pomological watercolors are courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection.
Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Images of pen-and-ink illustrations are courtesy of the University of Arizona Herbarium.