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    Knap-weed or matfelon and cornflower or bluebottle

    Date
    1689
    Creator
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , naturalist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 380mm
    width (painting): 240mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > flower
    Description
    Botanical study of knap-weed or matfelon (Lacea nigra) and cornflower or bluebottle (Cyanus minor vulg.). With flower details and section of stem.
    Transcription
    Lacea nigra Ger. nigra vulg. Park.
    Knap=weed or Matfellon

    Cyanus I.B. Minor Vilg. Ger. Park
    Blue bottle
    Ric: Waller Pinx
    40
    Object history
    From a series of watercolours of English grasses and wild flowers by Richard Waller (MS/131). The paintings were possibly intended as illustrations for a catalogue of plants by John Ray (1627-1705).
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.8394
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