'Amaranthus spica albescente habitiore' Jacob van Huysum
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'Amaranthus spica albescente habitiore'
Botanical study of a specimen of amaranthus. Painting shows a stalk of the plant growing upward, with pink and white spiked flowers in bud, and a separate stalk of green leaves with pink tips.
Painting 20 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.
Inscribed in ink 'Amaranthus spica albescente habitiore, Mart. H. R. P.' Not signed.
This plant is described by John Martyn FRS in the Historia Plantarum Rariorum (1728-1737).
Jacob van Huysum (1682-1745), Dutch botanical painter, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. He produced most of the 50 illustrations for Martyn’s Historia Plantarum Rariorum, and all the drawings for Philip Miller’s Catalogus Plantarum (1730), an index of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
- Image reference: RS-17968
- ©The Royal Society
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