Ruskin's Botanical Drawings

John Ruskin, Young Mountain Columbine - Botanical Study, 1877 Aug 6, RF1221 © Ruskin Foundation

Ruskin John (1819-1900)

Young Mountain Columbine - Botanical Study, 1877 Aug 6
Ink
5 X 2 6/10 in.

Inscribed: Young mountain Columbine Brantwood Aug 6th 77

RF 1221

 

The drawing [RF 1221] mounted with Francesca dispersa and labelled Young mountain 'Columbine' Brantwood. Aug. 6th. 77 perfectly captures the shape of the seedling leaves of Common Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris L.; Buttercup family Ranunculaceae), sometimes picturesquely referred to as Grandmother's Night-cap.

This entry was researched and written by Professor David Ingram.