image ms_109_49
Image number: RS.17997
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Stone pine specimen

Date

ca.1730

Creator

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

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 370mm
width (page): 270mm

Subject

Description

Botanical study of Pinus sativa (also called Pinus pinea), common name stone pine. Depicts a branch with scaly brown bark, three green pine cones and long sprays of green needle-like leaves. Native to the Mediterranean basin.

Painting 49 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.

Inscribed in ink 'Pinus sativa, C. B.' Not signed.

Described by 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.

Object history

Repeated in the British Museum collection, SL,5284.58. Slight variations to the Royal Society copy. Digital image available on online catalogue.

Associated place

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