These 15 illustrations for the 1972 edition of Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne (originally published in 1789) are proof copies hand-tinted in watercolour by the artist John Nash.

Nash’s original pencil drawings for the illustrations are also in the museum’s collection.


Griselda Lewis; Bequeathed to Tom Nash, 2014; Jennings Fine Art, 2015.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

The Wakes, High Street, Selbourne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH
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