Акварели от Министерства сельского хозяйства США — USDA Pomological Watercolors

На рубеже 20-го века Министерством сельского хозяйства США были созданы тысячи акварелей сельскохозяйственных продуктов — овощей, фруктов, орехов и ягод. Технически точные картины создавались для литографий и каталогов министерства. Только изображений яблок было создано 3807!!! Не все из них подписаны художниками. Часть работ подробно иллюстрировали и болезни сельхозрастений.

Давайте полюбуемся фрагментами коллекции.

 

Watercolor of Marasca Moscata variety of cherry (Prunus avium) by Louis Charles Christopher Krieger, 1933.

Image of the Connecticut variety of peaches (scientific name: Prunus persica), with this specimen originating in Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, United States.
Image of the Meyer variety of lemons (scientific name: Citrus limon), with this specimen originating in Chico, Butte County, California, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Calamondian variety of citrus fruits (scientific name: Citrus), with this specimen originating in Miami, Dade County, Florida, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Hoover variety of apples (scientific name: Malus domestica), with this specimen originating in Waynesboro, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Oldenburg variety of apples (scientific name: Malus domestica), with this specimen originating in South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the 20th Century variety of strawberries (scientific name: Fragaria), with this specimen originating in College Park, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of bananas (scientific name: Musa). Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Rosette variety of apples (scientific name: Malus domestica), with this specimen originating in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Teche variety of hickory (scientific name: Carya), with this specimen originating in Cairo, Grady County, Georgia, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Champagne variety of loquats (scientific name: Eriobotrya japonica), with this specimen originating in Orange, Orange County, California, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Image of the Gola Alphonse variety of mangoes (scientific name: Mangifera indica), with this specimen originating in Miami, Dade County, Florida, United States. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Больше об этих изображениях можно найти в интернете через поиск по фразе «USDA Pomological Watercolors». А сама огромная коллекция есть и в Википедии в одноименном каталоге.