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Elizabeth (Blachrie) Blackwell

 (1707 - 1758)
Elizabeth (Blachrie) Blackwell was active/lived in Scotland.  Elizabeth Blackwell is known for botanical illustration, engraving.

Biography   Elizabeth (Blachrie) Blackwell


Elizabeth Blackwell (1707[1] – 1758) was a Scottish botanical illustrator and author who was best known as both the artist and engraver for the plates of A Curious Herbal, published between 1737 and 1739. The book illustrated many odd-looking and unknown plants from the New World, and was designed as a reference work on medicinal plants for the use of physicians and apothecaries.

Elizabeth Blachrie, was the daughter of a successful Scottish merchant in Aberdeen and was trained as an artist. She secretly married her cousin, Alexander Blackwell (1709–47), a Scottish doctor and economist and settled in Aberdeen where he maintained a medical practice. Although his education was sound, his qualifications were questioned, leading to   ...  Displaying 750 of 4379 characters.

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