Knap-weed or matfelon and cornflower or bluebottle

    Date
    1689-1713
    Creator
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , Naturalist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p36
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (page): 380mm
    width (page): 240mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    Botanical study of knap-weed or matfelon (Lacea nigra) and cornflower or bluebottle (Cyanus minor vulg.). With flower details and section of stem. Signed ‘Ric: Waller pinx[it]’ (Richard Waller painted this). Unlike on his other drawings, Waller did not record the reference to John Ray’s Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum (London, 1690), though the plants are listed at p. 55.
    Transcription
    46. Jaccea nigra. Ger: Nigra Vulg. Park.
    Knap=weed or Matfellon

    47. Cyanus I.B. Minor Vulg. Ger. park.
    Blew=Bottle.

    Ric: Waller pinx.
    Transcribed by the Making Visible project
    Object history
    Richard Waller’s signed watercolour study of English grasses, made between 1689 and 1713. For further details, see the description at MS/131/004.
    Related fellows
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , Naturalist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.16364
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