C1816

Alchimille [Ladies Mantle]

Artist:

Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1755 - 1840)

Very fine stipple engraving of the Lady’s mantle plant from one of the most important French medicinal herbals of the 19th century. Rare. From Chaumeton, Flore Medicale  References, Nissen BBI 349; Plesch 131; Pritzel 1679.

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Full Title:

Alchimille [Ladies Mantle]

Date:

C1816

Artist:

Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1755 - 1840)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving printed in colour and with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

85mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
Alchimille [Ladies Mantle] - Antique Print from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Very fine stipple engraving of the Lady’s mantle plant from one of the most important French medicinal herbals of the 19th century. Rare.

From Chaumeton, Flore Medicale 

References, Nissen BBI 349; Plesch 131; Pritzel 1679.

Biography:

Pierre Jean François Turpin (1755-1840)

Turpin is ranked among the greatest floral illustrators of the Napoleonic Era.

In 1794 he was stationed in Haiti as a member of the French Army. Here he met botanist Pierre Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854), through whom, Turpin learned botany. Turpin would have a working relationship with Poiteau throughout his career.  Through his collaboration with Poiteau and other naturalists, Turpin created some of the finest watercolors and illustrations of plants that are known to exist.

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