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Last NameFitch    
Given NameWalter Hood    
alt. NamesW. H. F. ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1817 in Glasglow, Strathclyde / Lanarkshire     
Year died1892    
Place of deathKew, London    
Father's occupation    
RelativesJohn Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) (nephew) ;    
Educationtraining in fabric printing at age 17; botanical illustration from William Jackson Hooker, Regius Professor of Botany.    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forWilliam Hooker: lectures (1834ff.) ; Niger Flora (1849), Victoria regia (1851), Ferns (1854/60-1), Icon plant. (1836-76) ; Orchidaceous (1851) ; James Bateman: Odontoglossum (1864-74) ; Henslow ; Lovell A. Reeve ; Jeronimo Triana (1826 / 1839-1890) ; George Bentham: Brit. Flora (1865/80) ; John Lindley ; J. D. Hooker: Botany Antartica (1844-59) & Rhododendrons (1849-61), Himalayan plants (1855) ; Henry J. Elwes: Genus Lilium (1877-80) ; Richard Henry Beddome (1830-1911) ; W. J. Fitch: Bot. Drawing, Gardeners Chron (1869) ; J. T. I. Syme Boswell (1863-92) ; Thomas Moore: Field Botanist ; Prof. Henslow's Botanical Diagrams. Drawn by W. Fitch, for the Committee of Council on Education: Department of Science and Art, Phaenogamous Plants, printed by Day & Son, 1857.     
Patronageofficial artist for Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew; William Curtis's Botanical Magazine (2700 pl.); William Jackson Hooker; Linnean Society    
CollaboratorsJ. F. Cathcart ; lithogr. -> James Andrews ; artist -> Matilda Smith ; Worthington George Smith ; J., J. E. & J. de C Sowerby ; -> J. W. Salter draughtsman -> John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) and his eldest daughter -> Anne Barnard & printer Day & Son in 1857    
Techniquesbotanical drawing, color lithography, wood engraving, and etching; also wall-hanging charts    
Sample(s)http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/Onlinexhibits/exhbtcata.html ; www.nybg.org/plant-talk/2009/03/exhibit-news/lovely-orchid-images-on-display     
Archival sourcesBritish Museum Natural History, Kew ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Hood_Fitch ; http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC00038hk & 0e3v ; ..    
Published sourcesAKL 40 2004: 515 ; Bull. Nat. Hist. 1915: 277 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Sawyer 1971: 128 ; Daniels 1974: 28f. ; Saunders 1995 ; Secord: Botany on plate, in: Isis 93 (2002): 44f. ; Lack: Eden 2008 ;    
other9960 pub. drawings. See also: http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=3175&-max=25 and http://www.huntbotanical.org/art/show.php?12 and http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=30189&-max=25 .    
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