Album of 50 drawings of flowers, fruit and insects by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues

The album was probably intended for a wealthy patron.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £17,000)
Acquired in:
1962
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Scientifically significant as it shows the origins of horticulture and for the first scientific records of entomology in England. Nearly all plants drawn are English and include no longer extant apples and pears.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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