Anonymous, 'Passionflower

Anonymous, 'Passionflower

Anonymous
'Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata'
Watercolour
Museum no. 7890-21

This drawing shows a passionflower, so named because of its association with Christ's crown of thorns. From the inscriptions we know that it was presented to the Horticultural Society of London (later the Royal Horticultural Society) by Baron Joseph Franz von Jacquin (1766-1839), son of the famous Baron Jacquin of the University of Vienna.

In the inscription Joseph Franz comments that it is a better illustration than the 'old one' published in his father's Icones Plantarum Rariorum of 1782-93.

 

This print can be found in Print Room Box DP2.