Mark Catesby

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Mark Catesby
1683-1749
Frutex Spinosus
ca. 1722-26
Opaque watercolor and watercolor, over graphite, on paper.
14 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (371 x 270 mm)
Gift of Henry S. Morgan.
1961.6:3
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower center in pen and brown ink, "Frutex Spinosus Buxi-folijs plurimis simul nascentibus flore tertrapeta-loide pendulo cordide flavo tubo longissimo, fructu-vali crocero, semina parva continente"; in graphite at lower center, "Number 19?"; at lower right, "O".

Provenance: 
Jekyll Catesby; Thomas Pennant; David Pennant; Henry S. Morgan.
Notes: 

One of fourteen drawings and one colored proof engraving removed from Mark Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands...", 2 vol., London, 1731-1743 (PML 45708-45709).

Associated names: 

Catesby, Jekyll, former owner.
Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798, former owner.
Pennant, David, d. 1841, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.

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