Carolus Linnaeus receives honour from Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Caldwall, 1806, after J. Russell and J. Opie.
- Russell, John, 1745-1806.
- April 1806
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Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid--the four ancient Greek and Roman gods of medicine, flowers, crops, and love--pay tribute to a bust of Carolus Linnaeus. Cupid is included because Linnaeus's classification of plants was based on their sexual characteristics