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Frederick Walpole illustrations recovered


This illustration of a lodgepole pine was drawn in 1898 by U.S. National Herbarium illustrator Frederick Andrews Walpole (1861–1904). Recently two botanical illustrations by Walpole were spotted for sale on an online auction Web site. Smithsonian scientific illustrator Alice Tangerini had the drawings successfully returned to the Smithsonian’s Botanical Art Collection after proving that Walpole was on official Smithsonian business when he created them more than 100 years ago. Read the details of this story on the Smithsonian’s Field Book Project Web site.