Cheales’ Prints

Framed print of Giant Bellflower

A set of recently re-discovered botanical watercolour paintings by May Lane-Claypon (1872-1964) are held by the Sir Joseph Banks Society and have been catalogued and scanned at high resolution. Prints of these (154 of her larger works measuring approximately 10 x 14 inches) are now available to buy either mounted or framed.

These full-size reproductions have been printed using pigment inks on high quality paper. Framed prints may be ordered at a cost of £55 to be collected from the Banks Centre in Horncastle. Mounted prints may also be ordered at a price of £25 and can be sent by mail. There is a post and packing charge of £7. For further details click on the image below.


Miss Edith Lane-Claypon (later Mrs E M Cheales), known as May, lived at Wyberton near Boston. In her teens and early twenties she became a notable amateur botanist. She trained at the Slade School of Art, and painted numerous watercolour illustrations of wildflowers. In later life May Cheales painted devotional church pictures, landscapes and portraits.