Original hand-painted botanical illustration – Seville/Bitter Orange ‘C. Aurantium’ 20th C.


Finely detailed hand-painted watercolour, a botanical illustration for an unknown book, titled in pencil ‘C. Aurantium’ , Bitter, or Seville Orange.

Mid 20th century

paper 21 x 17

The Bitter, or ‘Seville orange’ is native to Southeast Asia and has been spread by humans to many parts of the world. It is probably a cross between the pomelo and the mandarin .




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