Lycaste skinneri [art original].

Title: 
Lycaste skinneri [art original].
Author/Artist: 
Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939
Publisher: 
1890-1913.
Description: 
2 art originals : pencil and colored pencil on paper ; 21 x 17 cm.
Format of Material: 
Prints & Drawings
Bib ID: 
134016
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Archives (Non-Active)
Call Number: 
Blaschka archive, box 43, Range 6, Bay 6, Shelf 4
Location: 
Digital Image of Drawing
Call Number: 
No call number available
Notes: 
This item is in the "Blaschka archive".
One drawing includes ten views of plant interior including detail of epidermis; most views are detailed in pink and purple. Second drawing includes one large view and two small views of interior of plant. Large view is partially colored in yellow.
The white variation of this flowering orchid is commonly known as Monja Blanca (White Nun). This plant is found in moderate altitudes of Central America.
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.
Digitized by Harvard Museum of Natural History 2006.
Heavy staining, especially on drawing with ten views.
Series: 
Blaschka design drawings. Botanicals