A Dictamnus

Watercolor, gouache | 31.5 x 20.4cm | c. 1620-30

Balthasar van der Ast

This watercolor of a blossoming Fraxinella (Dictamnus albus)—also known as a burning bush or gas plant in light of the highly flammable oil the plant secretes—belongs to a large group of drawings of individual flora and fauna by the flower still life...
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