James Andrews (botanical artist)

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Kniphofia uvaria L.
The Illustrated Bouquet
Flora's Gems

James Andrews (1801–1876) was an English draughtsman, botanical painter and illustrator noted for his accomplished illustrations. He also taught flower-painting to young ladies. He created the illustrations for the famous nature writer Sarah Bowdich Lee's 1854 book Trees, Plants, and Flowers: Their Beauties, Uses, and Influences.

In March 1857, his painting of fruit and a bowl in watercolour received a medal from the Royal Society of Agriculture and Botany in Ghent.

In 1868, Andrews exhibited a piece called Earnest Andrews, a painting of fruit and flowers, at the Royal Academy of Art annual summer exhibition.


Images in the National Portrait Gallery's collection include those of Charles Gordon-Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, Henry Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Swansea, and Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, the writer.[citation needed]


  • Flora's Gems with Louisa Anne Twamley
  • Floral Tableaux Folio, 14.75 x 10.75 inches. David Bogue. 1847. Printed by C. Graf.
  • Ornamental Foliated Plants, London: [E.G. Henderson & Son, 1857-1859]. Zincographs by C.T. Rosenberg, coloured by hand, printed by C.F. Cheffins & Sons.
  • The Illustrated Bouquet, London 1857-64. Three volumes, folio, 14.75 x 10.75 inches. 84 hand-coloured engravings by James Andrews and C.T. Rosenberg, after the art work of Miss Sowerby, Mrs Withers, and James Edwards. Published by Edward George Henderson and Andrew Henderson.
  • 1835 - Andrew’s Lessons in Painting Flowers – 6 books, A series of Easy and Progressive studies. Written and drawn by James Andrews, Publisher Charles Tilt, Fleet Street: John Menzies, Edinburgh; Thomas Wardle, Philadelphia . One copy is held at the Royal Horticulture Society, Vincent Square, London. Another copy is held at Edinburgh University, UK
  • 1842 –The Sentiment of Flowers, this work can be found at the Herbarium Library Kew Gardens, England.
  • 1847- 48 Choice Garden Flowers and Wild Flowers of England This work can be found at the Herbarium Library Kew Gardens. This is work is with Rev Robert Tyas MA FRBS; Publisher Houlston and Wright, 65 Paternoster Row, MDCCLIX
  • 1848 Favourite Field Flowers and Wild Flowers of England This work can be found at the Herbarium Library Kew Gardens, England Publisher Houlston and Stoneman, 65 Paternoster Row,
  • 1851 Flowers and Heraldry ; or , floral emblems and heraldic figures combined to express pure sentiment, kind feelings and excellent principles, in a manner at one simple, elegant and beautiful ….. with twenty-four emblazoned plates and drawings and cloured by James Andrews F.R.H.S. The author is Robert Tyas, (not recorded as Rev Robert Tyas) , Publisher Houlston and Stoneman, London . This work can be found at the British Library London
  • 1857- 1861 Florist, Fruitist and Garden Miscellany – 5 volumes This work can be found at Herbarium Library Kew Gardens, England. Publisher “ Florist “ Office, 28 HenriettaStreet, Covent Garden, London.
  • 1859 Wild Flowers of England series 1+2 in one publication This work can be found at Herbarium Library Kew Gardens. Publisher Houlston and Wright; 65 Paternoster Row, London
  • 1862-71 The Floral Magazine volumes 2 – 8. This work can be found at the Herbarium Library Kew Gardens, England There are more than 400 plates of Andrews paintings in the 7 volumes. The Rev Henry Honywood Dombrain was the author of the Floral Magazine. Andrews did not contribute to volume 1.
  • 1961 Flower portraits. Eva Mannering, publisher The Ariel Press London , this work is at the Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, England and describes Andrews contribution to botanical art.
  • 2011 Floral Paintings. Publisher Papadakis Publisher a copy is at the Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens England, it is a selection of Andrews work from the Floral Magazine.