image jacquin_oxalis_plate 3
Image number: RS.10697
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Oxalis barrellieri’

Date

1794

Creator

Johannes Scharf (1765-1794, Austrian), Painter

Object type

Library reference

45978

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 293mm
width (print): 230mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of lavender sorrel [Oxalis barrelieri] a plant native to central and South America. This text accompanying this illustration notes: “Patria. Caracas in America torrida. Guiana”. The plate contains two inset details of flower bud and stamens.

Plate 3 from Oxalis monographia, iconibus illustrate by Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (Vienna, 1794).

The plate is inscribed: “T.3 Oxalis Barrelieri.”

Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (1717-1817) Dutch botanist based in Vienna, Austria, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1788.

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