Centaurea cyanus [art original].

Centaurea cyanus [art original].
Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939
2 art originals : pencil, ink, and colored pencil on paper ; 21 x 17 cm. (folded)
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Range 6, Bay 6, Shelf 4, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka collection, Box 43
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This item is in the Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka collection.
Drawings folded along vertical edge with first drawing on p. [1] and second drawing on p. [3]. Drawing on p. [1] is of seven views of flowering plant, mostly of exterior, with detailing in purple and blue; included is one view of entire flower Drawing on p. [3] is of six views of interior parts of plant and is detailed in purple and pink.
This flowering plant, commonly known as the Cornflower, Bachelors button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, and Cyani flower, is native to Europe.
This drawing is part of a series of botanical drawings created by the Blaschkas to reference in constructing glass models for the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.
Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka collection
Digitized by Harvard Museum of Natural History 2006.
Some staining and burn marks.
Blaschka design drawings. Botanicals