Augusta Withers (1792-1869) ‘The illustrated bouquet, consisting of figures with descriptions of new flowers l Victoria and Albert Museum

Augusta Withers ‘The illustrated bouquet, consisting of figures with descriptions of new flowers l Victoria and Albert Museum

Clara Maria Pope (1768-1838) , ‘A monograph on the genus Camellia’. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Anemone flower’d, or Waratah Camellia and Rose color’d, or Middlemists Camellia After Clara Maria Pope ). From ‘A Monograph on the Genus Camellia’ by Samuel Curtis ( Publisher J. Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

Exhibition preview: inside the royal wardrobes

Inside Three Royal Wardrobes

"Oranges are not the only fruit" by 2013 V&A Illustration Awards entrant Olaf Hajek. l Victoria and Albert Museum

"Oranges are not the only fruit" by 2013 V&A Illustration Awards entrant Olaf Hajek. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Jane Loudon (1807-1858), ‘The Ladies’ Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals’ l Victoria and Albert Museum

Jane Webb Loudon Antique Botanical Prints from The Ladies Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals,

‘The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-Garden’, by Jane Loudon, 3rd edition, published by William Smith, London. l Victoria and Albert Museum

‘The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-Garden’, by Jane Loudon, edition, published by William Smith, London. l Victoria and Albert Museum

The Passion by 2013 V&A Illustration Awards entrant Olaf Hajek. l Victoria and Albert Museum

The Passion by 2013 V&A Illustration Awards entrant Olaf Hajek. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, Barbara Nessim, 1966. Image courtesy of the artist. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, Barbara Nessim, Image courtesy of the artist. l Victoria and Albert Museum

The Acid Test poster designed by Wes Wilson, printed by contact printing co. 1966. Courtesy of Steward Brand l Victoria and Albert Museum

The Acid Test poster designed by Wes Wilson, printed by contact printing co. Courtesy of Steward Brand l Victoria and Albert Museum

Peter Quennell 'Byron' illustrated by Barnett Freedman. London: Faber & Faber, 1937. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Peter Quennell 'Byron' illustrated by Barnett Freedman. London: Faber & Faber, l Victoria and Albert Museum

Dust jacket design by F. Mechau for 'Cock Pit', published by William Morrow, New York, 1928. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Dust jacket design by F. Mechau for 'Cock Pit', published by William Morrow, New York, l Victoria and Albert Museum

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