[Two images of the tomb of Philip Miller (1691 - 1771), gardener, at Chelsea; one in pen and ink and watercolour, the other engraved.] (2)
Amateur watercolour drawing, unsigned, captioned 'In Chelsea Church Yard' below, together with an engraved illustration to a periodical. The two tipped into a single album leaf, sheet 330 x 480mm, 13 x 18ż".
Philip Miller FRS was a Scottish botanist and head gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1722 until he was pressured to retire shortly before his death. He wrote The Gardener's and Florists Dictionary or a Complete System of Horticulture (1724) and The Gardener's Dictionary containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen Fruit and Flower Garden, which first appeared in 1731 in an impressive folio and passed through eight expanding editions in his lifetime and was translated to Dutch by Job Baster. In 1815 the members of the LinnŠan and Horticultural Societies raised this monument to his memory in the churchyard of Chelsea Old Church, where he was buried.
Not in Longford Images of Chelsea.
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