Umbels

The Reverend William Keble Martin spent many years of his life collecting, studying and drawing plants. This drawing is a preliminary plate for inclusion in his book The Concise British Flora in Colour published in 1965. It corresponds to plate 38 in the final work. The plants depicted are burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga), greater burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella major), pignut (Conopodium majus), chervil (Chaerophyllum temulentum), shepherd’s needle (Scandix pecten-veneris) and cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris). RAMM also has his herbarium collection (pressed plants).

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
99/2015/26
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour, ink and pencil on
Common Name
umbels
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
40 38; CHAEROPHYLLUM; 18” long .... of 9 3/4 take off 1/8 at top 1/8 off bottom
Production Person Initials
William Keble
Production Person Surname
Martin
Production Year Low
c1900
Production Year High
1965

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