1. Polyanthes, 2. Oxalis, 3. Iris

Ehret, Georg Dionysius (1708-1770) (Engraver)

 
1. Polyanthes, 2. Oxalis, 3. Iris
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Engraved plate depicting plants identified as Polyanthus, Oxalis and Iris from G D Ehret's self published Plantae et Papilione, a collection of 15 hand coloured engravings produced between 1748 and 1759. The Butterflies depicted are probably the species Papilio helenus (Red Helen) a native of India and Southeast Asia.

Image Details

Date
 
1749
Image Reference
 
LIB0039669

© RHS, Lindley Library

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