Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Joseph’s coat and white-flowered bottle gourd

c. 1650-82

RCIN 924417

These autumnal varieties were placed towards the end of Marshal’s florilegium. The beautifully coloured Joseph’s coat (whose name refers to the Old Testament story) is a tropical plant, introduced to England in the late sixteenth century. Marshal has faithfully recorded insect damage and other blemishes on the leaves.

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.