Polytrichum commuse. (Golden maiden hair, hairmoss.) (Dutch: Haarmos, gouden haar.) Includes Plate and text pages.
Made by Lambert after P. Turpin.
Stipple engraving with plate and hand colouring (in the style of Redoute) on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 12.5 x 20.5 cm (4.92 x 8.07 inch). Image size: 8.5 x 16 cm. (3.35 x 6.3 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Some light soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PL.279-POLYTRIC-POLYTRICHUM COMMUSE-GOLDEN MAIDEN HAIR-HAIRMOSS-HAARMOS-GOUDEN HAAR-JUNGFERHAAR-GOLDHAAR
From: ‘Flore Medicinale …’, by F.P. Chaumenton, illustratd by Mme. Ernestine Panckoucke and P.J.F. Turpin, 1st. Ed published by C.L.F. Panckoucke in 1814 in Paris. Author: Francois Pierre Chaumeton (1775-1819) was assisted in this work by J. Chambaret and J. Poiret. Pierre-Jean-Francois Turpin (1775-1840) is considered by many as the greatest French botanical painter of his time. His drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. He co-operated and was inspired by the botanical painter Poiteau (1776-1854). Turpin and Panckoucke were was students of the famous Redoute.
Reference: William Blunt (1950) pp 180 ; Great Flower Books (1990) pp 87; Nissen pp 349.