Milleria specimen Jacob van Huysum
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Botanical study of a specimen of an unknown Milleria plant, a species from the daisy family, referred to here as Milleria annua erecta. Shown as a pale green plant with yelow flowers open and in bud.
Painting 42 from MS/109, a collection of botanical paintings by Jacob van Huysum and William Sartorius.
Inscribed in ink 'Milleria annua erecta, foliis conjugatis floribus spicatis luteis. Houst.' Not signed.
Specimens of this plant were first brought from Mexico to Britain by Dr William Houstoun in 1731. A specimen of this plant was noted in 'A catalogue of the fifty Plants, from Chelsea Garden, presented to the Royal Society... 1749' by John Wilmer, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society vol 46, issue 495 (1750), p.404.
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-17990
- ©The Royal Society
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