[Swainson, William], 1789-1855 :O[phrys] apifera of Sicily. Palermo. 23 April 1815

Date
1815
By
Swainson, William, 1789-1855
Ref
E-295-q-074
Description

On the right a stem of ophrys apifera showing the leaves and three flowers; in watercolour showing the chestnut brown mid-lobe with creamy yellow markings near the base and greenish white petals. On the left is a drawing of the base of the plant showing the tuberoid, roots and foliage; in ink. Below the drawings is descriptive text in pencil (barely legible) and two small details of flower parts (in pencil).

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Ink and watercolour, 270 x 193 mm

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Part of
Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] / Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840]
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Ink drawings, Ink and watercolour, 270 x 193 mm
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