London: W.R. Royle and Son Ltd., 1976.
Botanical. Color lithograph. Page measures 23" x 20".
The Bessie tulip, one of a series of Old English tulips, is white with purple edges and markings. This color lithograph accentuates the delicacy of this tulip's striking patterns. Born in Scotland to an artistically gifted aristocratic family, Rory McEwen (1932-1982) studied at Eton and Trinity College in Cambridge before settling in London. His work as been exhibited internationally and is in several museum collections, including the Tate in London. These wonderful lithographs are rendered with scientific detail combined with a contemporary lightness and flair.