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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.

Dates

  • circa 1820

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available by appointment for research. Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification. Please contact botref@oeb.harvard.edu for additional information.

Extent

0.2 linear feet (1 flat box)

Provenance

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Conservation note

Several paintings were conserved in 2018.
Title
Watercolors of potato plants, circa 1820: A Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Botany Libraries, Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
ecb00003

Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University Repository

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