Miss Smith of Adwick Hall, who did the painting around 1820 for this aquatint engraving of a Chinese Tree Peony, is known to us only by her last name and place of residence. Another botanical illustrator known by her last name, alone, is Miss Adams.
"Selfishness is painful, really painful. If you want to be free of the pain in your heart, open it by developing universal concern for others, bringing all sentient beings into your heart as much as you possibly can." Lama Thubten Yeshe