Royal Oak NYC Members are invited to a special event on September 15 with our partner, The Queen Elizabeth Garden. Read the details below:
Mark Catesby is an English pioneer artist who recorded for the first time natural history of North America in the early 18th century. He primarily traveled to Virginia, the Carolina’s, Florida, the Bahamas, and the West Indies between 1712-1726; one hundred years before Audubon. Catesby’s English naturalist style depicted birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, and plants. This artist’s work gained popularity with scientists and nurserymen and as a result the Royal Society commissioned Catesby to travel to North America to further his horticultural documentation. His original watercolors are displayed in the Queen’s collection in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle.
Mark Catesby’s prints are currently touring the USA – last shown at the Cincinnati Museum Center and later this fall at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. The Queen Elizabeth II Garden is hosting an exhibition of Mark Catesby’s works at Mark Murray Fine Art in New York City on Tuesday, September 15th from 6-8:30pm, and Royal Oak members are invited to attend.