The Twelve Months of Fruits: June
7 June 2022
As the newly planted garden soaks up the early morning rain in Pittsburgh, we survey the space to see if there is room for a few things inspired by The Twelve Months of Fruits (1732). June offers varieties of apricots, apples, cherries, currants, gooseberries, mulberries, peaches, plums, pears and raspberries. Now we're dreaming of fruit salads and preserves. There should be just enough space for something delicious.
For biographical information about artist Pieter Casteels (1684–1749) and publisher Robert Furber (ca.1674–ca.1756), see our Flora Portrayed exhibition catalogue.
About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.
Scarlett T. Townsend