Natalia Matveeva - Cydonia oblonga

Name: Natalia Matveeva

Country: Russia

Title: Cydonia oblonga
Specie: Pear, cydonia oblonga

Description: The quince (Cydonia oblonga) is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae (which also contains apples and pears, among other fruits). It is a tree fruit that bears a deciduous pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and is bright golden-yellow when mature. The raw fruit is a source of food. The tree has been grown by landscape architects for its attractive pale pink blossoms and other ornamental qualities.

This orchard tree is native to the Caucasus Mountains stretching from Turkestan to Iran and is from the rose family, same as apples and pears. The tree was first recorded in Britain in 1275 when four were planted at the Tower of London by Edward I.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Coloured pencil illustration
Size: 21.0 x 29.7cm
Year: 2021