image ms_131_36
Image number: RS.8394
Credit: © The Royal Society

Knap-weed or matfelon and cornflower or bluebottle

Date

1689

Creator

Richard Waller (1655-1715, British), naturalist

Object type

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.

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

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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom