Red crocus (Crocus), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

Red crocus (Crocus), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

brush, h 236mm × w 179mm More details

That the Historia Naturalis albums were sold only three times in four centuries accounts for the excellent condition of the individual watercolours. The colours – like the red in this sheet – are still as pristine as the day they were applied. This red crocus may be one of the many botanical drawings in the albums made by the Delft floral painter Elias Verhulst, from whom De Boodt commissioned some 200 drawings.

This work belongs to Album met bloemen (RP-T-BR-2017-1-8)

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