image jacquin_oxalis_plate 5
Image number: RS.10699
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Oxalis corniculata’

Date

1794

Creator

Johannes Scharf (1765-1794, Austrian), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of creeping woodsorrel [Oxalis corniculata] a plant native to Europe. This text accompanying this illustration notes: “Patria. Hispania. Italia. Graecia. Littorale astriacum. Liguria. Helive. Japonia”. The plate contains five inset details of seeds, flower bud and stamens.

Plate 5 from Oxalis monographia, iconibus illustrate by Nikolaus Josef Jacquin (Vienna, 1794).

The plate is inscribed: “T.5 Oxalis corniculata.”

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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