Place of OriginFaculté des sciences, Université de Montpellier
DatePremière moitié du XIXe siècle (first half of the 19th century)
DescriptionThis watercolour on vellum of Passiflora princeps is the result of a project by the botanist Candolle, inspired by the collection of vellums at the Muséum de Paris, illustrated by Redouté. These watercolours, created by Toussaint-Francois Node-Véran (1773-1852) between 1809 and 1851 are mostly unpublished and are protected as historic artefacts. Totalling 978 works, some have accompanying drawings in black chalk of specific details (strands of grain, flowers etc). The works' aesthetic quality does not in any way detract from their scientific interest, as some plates are internationally referenced in nomenclatural types.
Tagsvelin, node-veran, aquarelle, botanique
Dimensions60 x 45
Material/MediumAquarelle sur vélin (Watercolor on vellum)
Image Rights Holder© UM
Photographic CreditsBéatrice Py-Maulandi