William Hooker (1779-1832) studied botanical illustration under Franz Bauer. He was commissioned by the Horticultural Society, (now RHS), to paint a series of fruit portraits. These typically show all the elements of the plant needed for identification: leaf, stem, full fruit, cross section, pip, bud and blossom. Hooker employs a stipple effect to capture the texture of the fruit.
The Red Magdalene peach
The Red Magdalene peach
The Pine Strawberry
The Pine Strawberry
The Black Jamaica Pine
The Black Jamaica Pine
Pear shaped Quince
Pear shaped Quince
The Morocco Plum
The Morocco Plum
The Red Antwerp Raspberry
The Red Antwerp Raspberry
The Nectarine Plum
The Nectarine Plum
The Poonah Grape
The Poonah Grape
The Chaumontelle Pear
The Chaumontelle Pear
The Large French Walnut
The Large French Walnut
The Breda Apricot
The Breda Apricot
The Wax Apple
The Wax Apple