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The Twelve Months of Fruits: August

2 August 2022

We take a break from the garden harvesting to savor this sunny summer day. We raise a glass of blackberry iced tea and turn to The Twelve Months of Fruits (1732). August offers varieties of apricots, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears and plums. Duly inspired, we go in search of the ice cream maker because this is a perfect day for peach sorbet.

For biographical information about artist Pieter Casteels (1684–1749) and publisher Robert Furber (ca.1674–ca.1756), see our Flora Portrayed exhibition catalogue.

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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.

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