Vintage gravure, plate 33 from "Urformen der Kunst" ["Art Forms in Nature"] by Karl Blossfeldt, 2nd edition 1929. Printed on sheet 9.5 x 12 inches (24x30 cm) with plate number lower right. Print size approximately 10 x 7 inches (25x18 cm) or the reverse. (Ref# blossfeldt_033)
The image depicts:
a. Polypodiaceae aspidieae. Polypody. Rolled-up frond enlarged 4 times.
b. Vaccinium corymbosum. Common or Swamp Blueberry. Bunch of fruit enlarged 8 times.
c. Polystichum falcatum. Prickly Shield-fern. Young rolled-up frond enlarged 5 times.
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