Art for Inspiration: A Young Beauty Holding a Vase of Orchids by Thomas Francis Dicksee

"A Young Beauty Holding a Vase of Orchids, 1886"
by Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819 - 1895)

“Many collectors died in process of searching for new species, and despite persistent reports that the men died from drowning, gunshot and knife wounds, snakebite, trampling by cattle, or blows in the head with blunt instruments, it is generally accepted that in each case the primary cause of death was orchid fever.”
― Eric Hansen, Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy

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