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Edible Collection

"Delicious Delights: Exploring the Edible World" Step into a culinary adventure as we uncover the fascinating world of all things edible

Background imageEdible Collection: Green Asparagus

Green Asparagus
LA-1076 Green Asparagus - spears tied in bunch, ready for cookin Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Mushrooms Larousse 1913

Mushrooms Larousse 1913
A large number of mushroom varieties, with helpful information on which ones are edible, poisonous, or suspect

Background imageEdible Collection: Honey bees on a honeycomb

Honey bees on a honeycomb
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) on a honeycomb. The chambers in a honeycomb are created using wax secreted by the bees. The chambers are then filled with honey, using nectar obtained from flowers

Background imageEdible Collection: Brussel Sprouts - in Christmas hats Digital Manipulation: SU hats

Brussel Sprouts - in Christmas hats Digital Manipulation: SU hats
SG-20203-M Brussel Sprouts - in Christmas hats Ardea London Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Twinflower, Linnaea borealis

Twinflower, Linnaea borealis, Linnea boreale. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence

Background imageEdible Collection: Varieties of edible-podded pea, or sugar pea

Varieties of edible-podded pea, or sugar pea. Chromolithograph, by G. Severeyns, of Brussels, from Ernst Benary, Album Benary. Date: 1876-86

Background imageEdible Collection: Brussels Sprouts Developed in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Sprouts Developed in Brussels, Belgium
KEL-1587 Brussel Sprouts Developed in Brussels, Belgium. Brassica oleracea gemmifera Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Lobster, X-ray

Lobster, X-ray
Lobster. Coloured X-ray of a common lobster (Homarus gammarus). This is a marine scavenger that inhabits the cool waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is valued for its flesh

Background imageEdible Collection: Wild rice (Zizania aquatica)

Wild rice (Zizania aquatica). Watercolour artwork illustrating wild rice, a tall marsh grass with edible grains. Despite its common name

Background imageEdible Collection: Murray Cod - Murrumbidgee River near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Murray Cod - Murrumbidgee River near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, inland rivers
JPF-13029 Murray Cod - Murrumbidgee River near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, inland rivers, eastern Australia Maccullochella peeli Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are

Background imageEdible Collection: Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum

Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum (Tuber cibarium, Tartufo commestibile, Lycoperdon tuber). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageEdible Collection: Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova

Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova
Tab. 8 from Histoire naturelle des Orangers 1818-1820, by Antoine Risso (1777-1845)

Background imageEdible Collection: Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Background imageEdible Collection: Mangifera indica, mango

Mangifera indica, mango
Illustration from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, 1800. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEdible Collection: Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch - Borrego Springs, California, USA

Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch - Borrego Springs, California, USA
SAS-1938 Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch Borrego Springs, California, USA Citrus limon Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageEdible Collection: Gloucester Old Spot Pig Piglet with pumpkins

Gloucester Old Spot Pig Piglet with pumpkins
JD-17022e PIG - Gloucester Old Spot piglet with pumpkins John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Vegetable roots

Vegetable roots
Plate 4 from Le Regne Vegetal, Vol 12, Hort. Atlas (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Entitled Racines alimentaires

Background imageEdible Collection: Theobroma cacao, cocoa pod

Theobroma cacao, cocoa pod
Plate 49 from Neilgherry birds and Miscellaneous (1858) by Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928)

Background imageEdible Collection: Ananas aculeatus, pineapple

Ananas aculeatus, pineapple
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEdible Collection: Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon

Prunus sp. peach (Grimwoods Royal George or Grosse Mignon
Plate 41 from Pomona Londinensis (1818) by William Hooker. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEdible Collection: Daucus carota, carrot

Daucus carota, carrot
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEdible Collection: Cep mushroom (Boletus edulis)

Cep mushroom (Boletus edulis)
Cep mushrooms (Boletus edulis). This fungus is edible

Background imageEdible Collection: Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea)

Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea) on a wooden surface

Background imageEdible Collection: Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)
Cloudberry fruit (Rubus chamaemorus)

Background imageEdible Collection: Giant Japanese Spider Crab

Giant Japanese Spider Crab
PM-10640 Giant Japanese Spider Crab Macrocheira kaempferi Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: apple quince - ripe, yellow fruits of apple quince on a quince tree in autumn

apple quince - ripe, yellow fruits of apple quince on a quince tree in autumn - Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
SAS-1171 apple quince - ripe, yellow fruits of apple quince on a quince tree in autumn Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Cydonia maliformis Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for

Background imageEdible Collection: Louisiana Crayfish / Crawfish - Louisiana - Widely harvested for food - Native to North America

Louisiana Crayfish / Crawfish - Louisiana - Widely harvested for food - Native to North America but introduced
CAN-3231 Louisiana Crayfish / Crawfish - widely harvested for food Louisiana, USA Procambarus clarkii John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageEdible Collection: Oyster Shell With artificial pearl

Oyster Shell With artificial pearl
FEU-462 Oyster Shell With artificial pearl Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Chocolate Bilby - Australia's version of the Easter bunny JLR07151

Chocolate Bilby - Australia's version of the Easter bunny JLR07151
JLR-377 Chocolate Bilby - Australias version of the Easter bunny Macrotis lagotis Jean-marc La Roque Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageEdible Collection: Closeup of group of colourful circular smarties UK

Closeup of group of colourful circular smarties UK
MAB-669 Sweets - close-up of group of colourful circular smarties UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageEdible Collection: Pineapple

Pineapple
LA-1042 Pineapple Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: + 44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageEdible Collection: Olea sp. olive

Olea sp. olive
Plate 75 from Botanicum Medicinale (1759) by Timothy Sheldrake. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageEdible Collection: Food plant bulbs

Food plant bulbs
Plate 8 from Le Regne Vegetal, Vol 12, Hort. Atlas (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Illustration entitled Plantes bulbeuses alimentaires

Background imageEdible Collection: Vegetable plants

Vegetable plants
Plate 10 from Le Regne Vegetal, Vol 12, Hort. Atlas (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Entitled Plantes potagerea

Background imageEdible Collection: Cirtus paradisi, grapefruit

Cirtus paradisi, grapefruit
Tab 65 from Histoire naturelle des Orangers 1818-1820 by Antoine Risso. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. This illustration is entitled Pompelmouse chadec

Background imageEdible Collection: Parsnip (Pastinaca Tender and True )

Parsnip (Pastinaca Tender and True )
Organic parsnip (Pastinaca sativa Tender and True ) with top stalk sliced off

Background imageEdible Collection: Rainbow Trout / Steelhead Cold rivers, lakes Alaska to California USA

Rainbow Trout / Steelhead Cold rivers, lakes Alaska to California USA
KEL-134 Rainbow Trout / Steelhead UK species - introduced to USA Oncorhynchus mykiss Cold rivers, lakes Alaska to California USA Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageEdible Collection: Honey Bee Hives In forest in winter

Honey Bee Hives In forest in winter
PPG-429 Honey Beehives In forest in winter Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Star Anise

Star Anise
PPG-1434 STAR ANISE - close-up of seeds China Illicium verum This spice is the source of Shikimic acid from which the drug Tamiflu is made

Background imageEdible Collection: Gloucester Old Spot Pig Piglets with pumpkins

Gloucester Old Spot Pig Piglets with pumpkins
JD-17025e PIG - two Gloucester Old Spot PIGLETS with pumpkins John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Sun on Dartmoor Devon horizon illuminates rolling landscape of fields

Sun on Dartmoor Devon horizon illuminates rolling landscape of fields and woodland with foreground rich crop of poppies
HAR-87 Sun illuminates rolling landscape of fields and woodland with foreground of rich crop of poppies (arable weed) amid ripening barley, backlit. Organic farming. Dartmoor, Devon horizon

Background imageEdible Collection: Watermelon Slices close-up

Watermelon Slices close-up
LA-1147 Watermelon Slices close-up Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Strawberries

Strawberries
AL-2884 STRAWBERRIES - mass Ake Lindau Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEdible Collection: Apple - Egremont Russet - Victorian walled kitchen garden at West Dean Gardens, West Sussex. UK

Apple - Egremont Russet - Victorian walled kitchen garden at West Dean Gardens, West Sussex. UK. September
DAD-1695 Apple - Egremont Russet Victorian walled kitchen garden at West Dean Gardens. UK. September David C Dixon Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageEdible Collection: Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph)

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph)
2622158 Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage illustration of edible and poisonous mushrooms; lithograph)

Background imageEdible Collection: Brussels sprout - one with Christmas hat

Brussels sprout - one with Christmas hat
SG-20301-m Brussels sprout - one with Christmas hat Ardea London contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageEdible Collection: Lobster, X-ray

Lobster, X-ray
Lobster. Coloured X-ray of a common lobster (Homarus gammarus). This is a marine scavenger that inhabits the cool waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is valued for its flesh

Background imageEdible Collection: Pomegranate: opened to show seeds within sweet jelly. Widely cultivated as food

Pomegranate: opened to show seeds within sweet jelly. Widely cultivated as food, here on sale in India
PM-10248 Pomegranate: opened to show seeds within sweet jelly. Widely cultivated as food, here on sale in India Punica granatum Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes



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"Delicious Delights: Exploring the Edible World" Step into a culinary adventure as we uncover the fascinating world of all things edible. From mushrooms that have intrigued food lovers since 1913, according to Larousse, to the mesmerizing sight of honey bees buzzing around a honeycomb, nature's sweet gift. In this festive season, even Brussels sprouts don Christmas hats through digital manipulation - a whimsical twist on these nutritious greens. And let's not forget about the delectable varieties of edible-podded peas or sugar peas that add a burst of freshness to any dish. Venturing down under, we dive into the Murrumbidgee River near Canberra in Australia and discover the majestic Murray Cod - an inland river treasure found in eastern Australia. Its succulent flesh is highly sought after by seafood enthusiasts. Nature surprises us with its delicate beauty too; behold the enchanting Twinflower with its dainty blossoms and Linnaea borealis name. Meanwhile, Orangier des Gènes or Arancio di Genova showcases vibrant citrus fruits that bring sunshine to our plates. A glimpse beneath the surface reveals an X-ray view of a lobster - showcasing its intricate anatomy hidden within its tough shell. And what lies within an oyster shell? An artificial pearl glistening like a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The Citrus sinensis or sweet orange tantalizes our taste buds with its juicy sweetness while reminding us of sunny groves and refreshing drinks on hot summer days. Did you know that Brussels sprouts were developed in Brussels, Belgium? These miniature cabbages have become synonymous with winter feasts worldwide. Lastly, we encounter three intriguing species: Sherardia, Lilio-Narcissus (a fusion between lilies and narcissus), and Arachidna (perhaps inspired by mythology). These captivating names hint at mysterious wonders awaiting exploration.