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Walter Hood Fitch


Botanical artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from 1841. Produced over 10,000 published drawings. Illustrated Joseph Dalton Hooker’s Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya (1849–51) and Illustrations of Himalayan Plants (1855).


R. Desmond 1994, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London (1891–2): 68.


Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.