Large Sunflower (Flos Solis Maior), plate 1 from part 5, B. Besler, "Hortus Eystettensis", 1713 edition

1613, published 1713
Possibly after Basil Besler (German, 1561–1628), Unidentified artist, German, 17th century (German), Hand-colored by Unidentified artist, German, 18th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Nissen 0158; Arber p 244

Dimensions

Platemark: 48.5 x 40.3 cm (19 1/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Sheet: 52 x 42.5 cm (20 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.97

Medium or Technique

Engraving, hand-colored

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Provenance

Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection