John Nugent Fitch

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John Nugent Fitch
Born (1840-10-24)24 October 1840
Died 11 January 1927(1927-01-11) (aged 86)
Nationality British
Known for botanical illustration and lithography

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John Nugent Fitch (24 October 1840–11 January 1927) was a British botanical illustrator and lithographer,[1] best known for his contribution of 528 plates to The Orchid Album,[2] a landmark work of eleven volumes published between 1872 and 1897. Fitch was the nephew of botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892).[3] Fitch also contributed to Curtis's Botanical Magazine from 1878, joining a select group of illustrators such as William Kilburn, James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, William Jackson Hooker and Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch also produced plates for Lepidoptera Indica[4] by Frederic Moore.

Fitch was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1877.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lewis, Jan. "Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/54090.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Moore, Thomas. Orchid album :comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare and beautiful orchidaceous plants. Illustrated by John Nugent Fitch. B. S. Williams. , 10 volumes, (1882-1897)
  3. ^ St George, Ian, 1989 Botanical artists of New Zealand orchids: 2l. John Nugent Fitch (1843-1927). Orchids New Zealand 15. (3):73
  4. ^ Moore, Frederic; Swinhoe, Charles. Lepidoptera indica. Reeve. , 10 volumes, (1890-1913)

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