Lythrum salicaria [art original].

Title: 
Lythrum salicaria [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. (folded)
Format of Material: 
Prints & Drawings
Bib ID: 
134017
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Archives (Non-Active)
Call Number: 
Blaschka archive, box 43
Location: 
Digital Image of Drawing
Call Number: 
No call number available
Notes: 
This item is in the "Blaschka archive".
Drawings folded along vertical edge with first drawing on p. [1] and second drawing on p. [3]. Drawing on p. [1] includes thirteen views of flowering plant; most views feature vibrant pink petals. Details are highlighted in pink, green, and black. Drawing on p. [3] includes eleven views, both interior and exterior, of plant with focus on larger, interior views. Interior views are detailed in color including black, pink, and greenish-yellow.
This flowering plant, commonly known as the Purple loosestrife, spiked loosestrife, or purple lythrum, is native to Europe, Asia, northwest Africa, and southeastern Australia.
Some notations penciled in.
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.
Lightly stained.
Series: 
Blaschka design drawings. Botanicals