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Gallery of Artwork

View hundreds of beautiful artworks held in our archive collection.

Watercolour drawing of Spring Gentian Gentiana verna collected from High Force, Teesdale, in 1874

We are fortunate to have nationally important artwork in our collection. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated volunteers and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are able to make these works of art available to view online.

Margaret Rebecca Dickinson was a talented Victorian botanist and artist who collected and painted over a thousand British plants. You can view an online gallery of some 460 of her beautiful botanical paintings here:

Visit the Margaret Dickinson gallery

The order of the images and information about when and where she collected her specimens is taken from the artist’s own collection catalogue which is also in the Society’s collection: NEWHM : 2001.H236.

Detail of a page from Margaret Dickinson’s catalogue.

Making images of our art work available is an ongoing project and we will be adding more galleries soon, including those of Thomas Bewick.