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Alexander Marshal (c. 1620-82)

Auriculas (Primula x pubescens) c. 1650-82

RCIN 924281

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The auricula was one of the most popular flowers of the seventeenth century, and over a thousand varieties were cultivated. Striped varieties appeared in the early years of the century, and doubles were particularly prized. At top left Marshal has painted a rarity: a double, striped flower.