Linum usitatissimum [art original].

Linum usitatissimum [art original].
Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939
2 art originals : pencil 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] includes three large, cross section views of interior parts of plant with detailing in green. Drawing on p. [3] includes eleven views, mostly of stamen, of both interior and exterior of plant with details in green and blue.
This flowering plant, commonly known as common flax or linseed, is native to the eastern Mediterranean and India.
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.
Small circles penciled in red appear on both drawings.
Some staining.
Blaschka design drawings. Botanicals