image ms_109_43
Image number: RS.17991
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Marigold specimen

Date

ca.1720s

Creator

Jacob van Huysum (1682-1745, Dutch), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 373mm
width (page): 270mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > plant
      > flower

Description

Botanical study of a specimen of Caltha palustris, common name marsh-marigold, referred to here as Caltha americana. Shown with smallw hite and yellow flowers open and in bud. Native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Painting 43 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.

Inscribed in ink 'Caltha Americana, erecta & hirsuta, flore parvo ochroleuco Houst.' Not signed.

Jacob van Huysum (1682-1745), Dutch botanical painter, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. He produced most of the 50 illustrations for the Historia Plantarum Rariorum (London: 1728-38) written by John Martyn FRS, and all the drawings for Philip Miller’s Catalogus Plantarum, an index of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.

Associated place

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