Skip to Main Content

Plantae Selectae: No. 5 - Anona

published 1750–73
(German, 1708–1770)
(German, 1695–1769)
Catalogue raisonné: Dunthorne 309
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.
Location: not on view

Download, Print and Share

Description

A major problem in horticulture was the lack of a consistent system of classification. The first successful attempt to establish a common nomenclature was in 1724 when 20 London nurserymen published a list of all plants grown in their nurseries. Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus’s Systema Naturae was published in 1735; it classified 7,700 plants by their botanic structure and gave them universally applicable two-part Latin names. From then on artists had to combine scientific accuracy with artistic skill. Many of Ehret’s flower portraits were copied by printmakers and published in the great botanical iconographies of his day. His patron Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew engaged the Haids, a distinguished family of Nuremberg etchers, to translate Ehret’s crisp, vigorously drawn paintings into printed illustrations.
Plantae Selectae:  No. 5 - Anona

Plantae Selectae: No. 5 - Anona

published 1750–73

Georg Dionysius Ehret, Christopher Jacob Trew

(German, 1708–1770), (German, 1695–1769)
Germany, 18th century

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.