Wendy F.Walsh - Books and other publications


 

 

Wendy Walsh has illustrated more than a dozen books, mainly in collaboration with Dr E.Charles Nelson, formerly taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. She is perhaps best known for her work in An Irish Floriligeum: Wild and Garden Flowers of Ireland (published by Thames & Hudson).

The following list (in chronological order as far as possible) is a work in progress and may be incomplete in some areas, if you know of a book with illustrations by Wendy Walsh that is not listed, please feel free to contact us and complain! Some books have a clickable title, which will take you to a page with with some sample illustrations from that book. The list also contains other publications to which Wendy Walsh has contributed.

 

BOOKS

1983. W. F. Walsh, R. I. Ross & E. C. Nelson. An Irish Florilegium; the wild and gardens flowers of Ireland. London: Thames and Hudson. (48 watercolours; introduction by R. I. Ross; text by E. C. Nelson) [out of print]

1984. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. An Irish flower garden. The histories of some of our garden plants. Kilkenny: Boethius Press. [out of print]

1984. The Native dogs of Ireland. Irish Kennel Club

1987. E. C. Nelson & E. M. McCracken. The brightest jewel: a history of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Kilkenny: Boethius Press. (4 watercolours) [out of print]

1988. W. F. Walsh & E. C. Nelson. An Irish florilegium II; the wild and gardens flowers of Ireland. London: Thames and Hudson. (48 watercolours) [out of print]

1990. W. F. Walsh & E. C. Nelson. A prospect of Irish flowers. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. (10 watercolours; pencil vignettes; limited edition) [out of print].

1991. E. C. Nelson Shamrock: botany and history of an Irish myth. Aberystwyth: Boethius Press. (1 Chinese ink plant portrait) [in print]

1991. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. The Burren: a companion to the wildflowers of an Irish limestone wilderness. Aberystwyth & Ennis: Boethius Press & The Conservancy of The Burren. (Watercolours and Chinese ink illustrations; maps (pen & ink) by Anna Baggallay). [out of print; reprinted with amendments 1997]

1993. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Trees of Ireland, native and naturalized. Dublin: The Lilliput Press. (31 watercolours). [out of print]

1994. E. C. Nelson & A. Probert. A man who can speak of plants: Dr Thomas Coulter (1793–1843) of Dundalk in Ireland, Mexico and Alta California. Dublin: published privately by E. C. Nelson. (Chinese ink frontispiece) [in print]

1995. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Flowers of Mayo. Dr Patrick Browne's Fasciculus plantarum Hiberniae (1788). Dublin: Éamonn de Búrca for Edmund Burke Publisher. (Watercolour & pencil illustrations and vignettes; foreword by W. T. Stearn; limited edition) [out of print]

1997 E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. An Irish flower garden replanted. The histories of some of our garden plants. Castlebourke: Éamonn de Búrca for Edmund Burke Publisher. 1997. (Watercolours, Chinese ink portraits, including vignettes from A prospect of Irish flowers). [Revised edition (originally published 1984), out of print]

1997. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. The Burren: a companion to the wildflowers of an Irish limestone wilderness. Dublin: Samton Ltd for The Conservancy of The Burren. [Reprint with amendments; in print.]

1998. E. C. Nelson & A. Grills. Daisy Hill Nursery, Newry. A history of ‘the most interesting nursery probably in the World’. Belfast: Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee. (1 watercolour) [in print]

1998. D.Doogue. The Flora of County Dublin. Dublin Naturalists Field Club

1998. The Book of the Liffey: From Source to the Sea. Wolfhound Press

2000. E. C. Nelson. Sea beans and nicker nuts. A handbook of exotic seeds and fruits stranded on beaches in north-western Europe. London: BSBI (illustrations by Wendy Walsh, Alma Hathway, Bernie Shine). [in print]

2001. E. C. Nelson. A heritage of beauty. The garden plants of Ireland. An illustrated encyclopaedia. Dublin: Irish Garden Plant Society. (1 watercolour, 1 pen-&-ink sketch) [in print]

2002. E. C. Nelson et alii The virtues of herbs of Master Jon Gardener. Dublin: Strawberry Tree. (Watercolour illustrations by Deborah Lambkin, Daphne Levinge, Frances Poskitt, Raymond Piper, Susan Sex and Wendy Walsh. (limited edition) [in print]

2003. E. C. Nelson & B. Sayers. Orchids at Glasnevin. Dublin: Strawberry Tree. (Illustrations by Lydia Shackleton, Raymond Piper, Susan Sex and Wendy Walsh. (limited edition) [in print]

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1987. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Genesis of a tribute to Trinity College Botanic Garden. Moorea 6: 45. (pen-&-ink sketch)

1988. E. C. Nelson A selection of paintings and other works by Wendy Walsh. Catalogue of exhibition at the Boole Library, 3–14 October 1988. Cork: University College Cork & Plant Biotechnology UCC Ltd. (Chinese ink: cover)

1989. E. C. Nelson & R. Stalley. Medieval naturalism and the botanical carvings at Corcomroe Abbey (County Clare). Gesta 28: 165–174. (pen-&-ink illustration)

1990. E. C. Nelson, H. Dillon & W. F. Walsh. Tulbaghia leucantha. Kew magazine 8: 12–15, plate 166.

1991 E. C. Nelson. 'Reserved to the Fellows': four centuries of gardens at Trinity College, Dublin, in C. Holland (editor). Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin Press. pp 185–222. (2 watercolours)

1991. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Geranium cataractarum. Kew magazine 8: 51–53, plate 169.

1992. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Garrya x issaquahensis Nelson 'Glasnevin Wine': a new cultivar from the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Glasra 1 (n.s.): 96–98.

1993. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Reginald Farrer, Glasnevin and Deutzia purpurascens 'Alpine Magician'. Kew magazine 10: 171–178, plate 234.

1994. [E. C. Nelson.] National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin. Dublin: OPW. (2 watercolours)

1995. E. C. Nelson. The art of flowers. [Catalogue for] National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, bicentenary exhibition 1995. Botanical illustrations by Wendy Walsh and Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe. Dublin: The Stationery Office.

1995. E. C. Nelson, D. M. Synnott & W. F. Walsh. Pseudophegopteris levingei (Thelypteridaceae). Curtis's botanical magazine 12: 195–197, tab. 279.

1995. E. C. Nelson, J. Fryer & W. F. Walsh. Cotoneaster bradyi (Rosaceae). Curtis's botanical magazine 12: 198–201, tab. 280.

1997. E. C. Nelson. A garden of bright images: art treasures at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Irish arts review 14 (Yearbook 1998): 40–51. (1 watercolour-&-pencil)

1998. E. C. Nelson. A garland from an Irish glebe. The Irish garden 7 (10 November/December): 4–9. [1 watercolour]

1999. E. C. Nelson & W. F. Walsh. Iris lazica. Curtis’s botanical magazine 16: 14–19, tab. 357.

1999. E. C. Nelson. Saint Bridgid, her anemones, her Christmas roses and some daffodils. The new plantsman 6: 9–20. [1 watercolour]

 

This list was compiled with invaluable help from Dr E.Charles Nelson