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Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

Botanical artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey
Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
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Intro Botanical artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey
Was Historian Art historian Curator Painter
From United Kingdom
Type Arts Academia Social science
Gender male
Birth 19 July 1901
Death 8 January 1987, Guildford, United Kingdom (aged 85 years)
Star sign Cancer
Family
Siblings: Anthony Blunt
Education
Royal College of Art
Marlborough College
Worcester College
Awards
Veitch Memorial Medal 1950
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Biography

Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901–1987) was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83).

The son of the Rev. A. S. V. Blunt, of Paris, Blunt was educated at Marlborough College, where he was a scholar, leaving in July 1920 for Worcester College, Oxford, where he was an Exhibitioner, finally at the Royal College of Art.

He was art master at Haileybury College (1923–38) and then at Eton College (1938–59) and helped to start a revolution in the hand-writing of British school-children, using the 15th-century Italian Cancellaresca ("Chancery") script as a basis.

For his book The Art of Botanical Illustration in 1950 he was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society.

His brothers were the numismatist Christopher Evelyn Blunt and Anthony Blunt, Poussin expert and Russian spy.

Books

  • Haileybury Buildings (1936)
  • Desert Hawk : Abd el Kader and the French Conquest of Algeria (Methuen, 1947)
  • The Art of Botanical Illustration (1950) with William T. Stearn
  • Tulipomania (King Penguin, 1950)
  • Sweet Roman Hand (1952)
  • Pietro's Pilgrimage (1953)
  • Great Flower Books, 1700-1900 : A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-illustrated Flower Books (1956), Sacheverell Sitwell, Wilfrid Blunt and Patrick Millington Synge, Atlantic Monthly Press (1990) ISBN 0871132842
  • Lady Muriel; Lady Muriel Paget, her husband, and her philanthropic work in Central and Eastern Europe (1962)
  • Cockerell; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, friend of Ruskin and William Morris and director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1965)
  • Isfahan, Pearl of Persia (1966, with Wim Swaan)
  • Omar: a fantasy for animal lovers (1966)
  • Haileybury Buildings, 2nd Edition (1966)
  • John Christie of Glyndebourne (1968)
  • The Dream King, Ludwig of Bavaria (1970)
  • The Compleat Naturalist: a life of Linnaeus (Collins, 1971, with William T. Stearn)
  • Captain Cook's Florilegium (1973, with W. T. Stearn)
  • The Golden Road to Samarkand (1973)
  • On Wings of Song; a biography of Felix Mendelssohn (1974)
  • The Australian Flower Paintings of Ferdinand Bauer (1976, with W. T. Stearn)
  • The Ark in the Park: The Zoo in the Nineteenth Century (1976)
  • Splendours of Islam (1976)
  • The Illustrated Herbal (Frances Lincoln, 1979, with S. Raphael)
  • Married to a Single Life: an Autobiography, 1901-1938 (1983)
  • Slow on the Feather: Further Autobiography, 1938–1959 (1986)
  • Of Flowers & a Village: An Entertainment for Flower Lovers (Hamish Hamilton, 1963)
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