Bladder Senna and Sticky Catchfly, Herman Saftleven, 1682

Bladder Senna and Sticky Catchfly, Herman Saftleven, 1682

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Saftleven made these two botanical drawings for Agneta Block, a well-to-do widow. After the death of her first husband, she purchased the Vijverhof country estate near Loenen aan de Vecht. She began cultivating exotic plants there, and commissioned a variety of artists to make drawings of all that blossomed in her garden.

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