Jan Laurensz. van der Vinne was the son of Laurens van der Vinne (1658-1729). He joined the Haarlem Guild on 1729 and also taught his son Vincent Jansz. van der Vinne (1736-1811). Jan Laurensz. is most known for his drawings of flowers and painting landscapes.
Well known and very famous is the Dutch "Tulip Mania" from c. 1634-1636, when single tulip bulbs fetched amounts of 20.000 guilders during this hausse. Renowned painters like Jan van Goyen lost a fortune after the mania crashed and the crach was evident.
Less well known is the "Hyacinth Mania" which arose a century later when prices for a single hyacinth bulb reached the level of a house in Amsterdam during the "Silver Century".
About forty tulip albums with drawings survive and one single album with hyacinth drawings came to the market in 1996 with Sotheby's, Amsterdam. This album consisted of forty-nine drawings, of which thirty were by Hendrik Budde and twelve by Jan Laurensz. van der Vinne and one single sheet by his elder brother Vincent van der Vinne.
Our drawing is exactly the same species as is the "Koningin van Sceba" drawing in the Sotheby's album.
 B.C. Sliggers en D.F. Goudriaan, 'De Haarlemse kunstenaarsfamilie Van der Vinne', Jaarboek Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie 41 (1987), p. 148-208.
 E.H. Krelage, Drie eeuwen bloembollenexport. Den Haag, 1946.
 An eighteenth-century dutch album of hyacinth studies. With contributions by Hendrik Budde and Jan II van der Vinne. Lot #135, 12 November 1996, Sotheby's, Amsterdam.