C1808

Melastoma theaezans.

Artist:

Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1775 - 1840)

Turpin has been hailed along side Redoute as possibly the finest French natural botanical artist of his period. He was the son of a poor and humble artisan and he learned the elements of drawing at the art school at … Read Full Description

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S/N: MMELA-009A-BOT-OS–224591
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Full Title:

Melastoma theaezans.

Date:

C1808

Artist:

Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1775 - 1840)

Condition:

Some minor spotting, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original stipple engraving coloured a la poupee.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Melastoma theaezans. - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Turpin has been hailed along side Redoute as possibly the finest French natural botanical artist of his period. He was the son of a poor and humble artisan and he learned the elements of drawing at the art school at Vire before enlisting in the battalion du Calvados at the age of fourteen. Illustrated for Alexander Humboldt’s, Monographie des Melastomac�es.

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