Floral Expressions in Stone and Print


Open May 19, 2008 through August 29, 2008
Main Reading Room
National Agricultural Library



Overview of exhibit space, Main Reading Room, National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library and local gardener and sculptor, John Jayson Sonnier, have teamed to mount an exhibition featuring stone botanical sculptures paired with companion prints from the National Agricultural Library's Rare Book collection. From 18th and 19th century illustrations to modern sculptures, visitors will observe an engaging medley of botanical subjects rendered in two distinct media. The following are images of prints and sculptures on display now at the National Agricultural Library.



Spotlights

Dusk til Dawn, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Dusk til Dawn

Calla Lily
South African Marble
Collection of John Jayson Sonnier
2004


Fiddlehead, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Fiddlehead

Fern
Indian Limestone
Collection of John Jayson Sonnier
2008


Fern, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Fern

Trichomanes lucens
Icones filicum ad eas potissimum species illustrandas destinatae

By Sir William Jackson Hooker
Tab. X, London, 1831


Les Iris pour Henri, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Les Iris pour Henri

Louisiana Iris
Italian Alabaster with Marble Base
On loan from private collector
2005


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris Anglica

Iridaceae
Album van Eeden

By A.C. van Eeden & Co.
Plate 46, Haarlem, 1872-1881


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris

Iridaceae
La Natura

By Filippo Arena
Tab. 28, Palermo, 1767-1768


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris Hispanica

Iridaceae
Album van Eeden

By A.C. van Eeden & Co.
Plate 20, Haarlem, 1872-1881


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris

Iridaceae
Variae ac multiformes florum species

By Nicolas Robert
Plate 7, Rome, 1665


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris sibirica and Iris orientalis

Iridaceae
The Genus Iris

By William Rickatson Dykes
Plate I, Cambridge, 1913


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris papilionacea and Iris bituminosa

Iridaceae
Iris

By Carl P. Thunberg
Tab. II, Upsaliae, 1782


Iris, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Iris Vulgaris Germanica

Iridaceae
A Select Collection of One Hundred Plates

By John Edwards
Plate 1, London, 1775


After the Rain, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier After the Rain

Jack in the Pulpit
Limestone with Marble Base
On loan from Barry and Karen Kemelhor
2003


Jack in the Pulpit, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Jack in the Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum
American Medicinal Plants

By Charles F. Millspaugh, M.D.
Volume II, Page 167, New York, 1887


Asian Jack, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Asian Jack

Jack in the Pulpit
Italian Alabaster
Collection of John Jayson Sonnier
2007


Jack in the Pulpit, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Jack in the Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum
Native Flowers And Ferns

By Thomas Meehan
Volume I, Plate 37, Boston, 1880


Just Jack in the Pulpit, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Just Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit
Limestone with Marble Base
Collection of John Jayson Sonnier
2002


Lily #45, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Lily #45

Lily of the Valley
Italian Marble
On Loan from Joan Clancy
2001


Lily of the Valley, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Lily of the Valley

Convallaria majalis
The New British Domestic Herbal

By John Augustine Waller
Plate 20, London, 1822


Life Cycle, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Life Cycle

Lotus
Limestone with Marble base
Collection of Rick and Judy Wall
2004


Aegyptian Lotus, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Aegyptian Lotus

Nymphaea Lotus
Illustrations of the Lotus of Antiquity

By Richard Duppa
London, 1813


Tamara of India Lotus, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Tamara of India

Cyamus Nelumbo
Illustrations of the Lotus of Antiquity

By Richard Duppa
London, 1813


Petra Flora, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Petra Flora II

Southern Magnolia
Indiana Alabaster with Marble Base
On loan from John and Elizabeth Dennis
2005


Magnolia, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Magnolia altissima, flore ingenti candido: The Laurel Tree of Carolina

Magnolia grandiflora
The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands

By Mark Catesby
Volume 2, Plate 61
London, 1731-1743


Velvet Magnolia, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Velvet Magnolia

Southern Magnolia
Colorado Yule Marble with Granite Base
On loan from Denise Chavalier
2003


Magnolia, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library Magnolia flore albo, folio majore acuminato haud albicante; Formica villosa coccinea: The Velvet Ant

Magnolia grandiflora
The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands

By Mark Catesby
Volume 2, Appendix Page 15
London, 1731-1743


Bud to Bloom, sculpted by John Jayson Sonnier Bud to Bloom

Southern Magnolia
Italian Limestone
On Loan from Laura Dennis
1998


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