Vintage gravure, plate 59 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.
The image depicts:
a. Aristolochia clematitis. Upright Birth-wort. Stem with leaf enlarged 8 times.
b. Hyoscyamus niger. Common Henbane. Seminal capsule enlarged 10 times.
c. Same as a.
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