Saturday, February 4, 2012

Antoine du Pinet: Narcissus




Yet another illustration of Narcissus pseudonarcissus, commonly known as wild daffodil, this one by Antoine du Pinet, Sieur de Norroy (c. 1515-1584). It was included in an album to celebrate Louise of Lorraine's arrival in France to marry Henri III.

About Antoine du Pinet, I have been able to discover very little. His Historia plantorum condensed the work of Andrea Mattioli into a pocket-size handbook, one of the earliest in that format.

A few facts about Narcissus pseudonarcissus

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