COLLECTION Identifier: ecb00003
Watercolors of potato plants
Scope and Content
This collection contains 82 numbered plates (lacking number 17) of potato plants and tubers on heavy stock paper. Most of the plates measure 54 x 37 cm; 13 have been cropped so only the tuber remains. The artist is unknown. The plates were likely prepared for publication. Each watercolor bears a number written in pencil and some have writing in Dutch. Many have a partial watermark from Jan Kool and Company, Zaanland, Holland, which dates the paper to circa 1820.
- circa 1820
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Extent0.2 linear feet (1 flat box)
The provenance of this collection is unknown.
Several paintings were conserved in 2018.
- Watercolors of potato plants, circa 1820: A Guide.
- Botany Libraries, Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
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