[Chinese semi-double rose]. Plate 3. From Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz, 'Collection precieuse et enluminée des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine, que dans ceux de l'Europe' (1776).
Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was a French physician, lawyer and naturalist. He was devoted to botany, but was also interested in the treatment of melancholy and recommended music as therapy. Author of many works of botany, he also studied animals (in particular birds) and minerals.