Hamamelidaceae - Rhodoleia championi. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Hamamelidaceae
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Shrubs and trees native to tropical and warm temperate regions. Includes ornamentals such as witch hazel, winter hazel, and Fothergilla, which are outstanding for their early flowering and fall leaf colour, and sweet gum trees.
Hamamelidaceae - Fothergilla gardenii - Fothergilla alnifolia
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 199. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 70
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Hamamelidaceae - Fothergilla gardenii - Fothergilla alnifolia. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Hamamelidaceae - Hamamelis arborea ?
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1891, January - June, volume 39, plate 809. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 218 x 293 mm with fold in lower margin, due to the larger format). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 110
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). From 1880 Henry George Moon’s plant portraits dominated the pages of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication. Renowned for his lifelike paintings of orchids, Moon appealed to Robinson because of his ability to sketch flowers in a graceful, naturalistic style. The subtle colourings of his paintings and simple arrangement of flowers were very unlike the more stylised renderings that appeared in competitors’ publications. The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Hamamelidaceae - Hamamelis arborea ? From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Hamamelidaceae - Rhodoleia championi
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1850, volume 6, plate 561. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed.
€ 55
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Hamamelidaceae - Rhodoleia championi. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.