Erythrina specimen Jacob van Huysum
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Botanical study of a species of coral tree Erythrina corallodendron, referred to here as Corallodendron carolinianium. Shown in part, with tubular red flowers open and in bud, and green leaves. Native to the Caribbean.
Painting 39 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.
Inscribed in ink 'Corallodendron Carolinianium floribus spicatis coccineis radice crassissima'. Not signed.
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.
- Image reference: RS-17987
- ©The Royal Society
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