This coloured print shows the plant Cannabis, from which medicine and drugs can be derived. We see the plant in all different stages, seed, root, flower, full grown..
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Etching hand coloured on handlaid paper. Watermark: Yes.
Sheet size: 9.5 x 17.7 cm (3.74 x 6.97 inch). Image size: 8.7 x 14.2 cm. (3.43 x 5.59 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Remains of glue on reverse. Brownish margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
This attractive print was published in Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm’s ‘Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte’ (Encyclopedia of natural history), Vienna, 1816. Wilhelm was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in Augsburg, Germany and lived (1758-1811).