Venus Flytrap by Miller

John Frederick Miller (fl. 1770-1790)
Dionaea muscipula Ellis (Venus Flytrap), 1772.
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 330 x 232 mm.

John Frederick Miller was the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Mueller who settled in London in 1744 from Nuremberg and was himself a botanical artist and engraver.

Miller contributed botanical drawings for several important scientific works including Richard Weston’s Universal Botanist (1770-77) and William Aiton’s Hortus Kewensis (1789).

 

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