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Image number: RS.17996
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Scots pine specimen




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

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height (page): 374mm
width (page): 267mm



Botanical study of Pinus sylvestris, common name Scots pine. Depicts a branch with scaly brown bark, four long pine cones and long sprays of geen needle-like leaves. Native to Europe and Asia.

Painting 47 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.

Inscribed in ink 'Pinus sylvestris, foliis longissimis 3: ex eadem theca prodeunt'. Not signed.

Described by Swiss botanist Casper Bauhin in his Pinax Theatri Botanici (1623).

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.

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