image MS_131_36
Image number: RS.16364
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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