11e Cahier, Plate 42

Study of Three Types of Poppies, 1805

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Botanical illustrators working in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries devoted themselves to the medicinal qualities of plants and sought to render plant structure and function as precisely as they could. Later, European explorers brought specimens back from exotic locales, and artists carefully reproduced them for an audience fascinated by new discoveries. By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, artists had shifted their emphasis from scientific illustration to the innate beauty of the plant or flower. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is fortunate to possess an impressive collection of more than 2,000 botanical prints and drawings.

Study of Three Types of Poppies
Artist Life
c.1760 - after 1810
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Dunthorne 229 Nissen 1568 Hunt Cat., 1952, 58 Sitwell & Blunt 22, 71
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11e Cahier, Plate 42