Delesseria Sanguinea - Original 19th-century pressed leaf

An original 19th-century pressed leaf, Delesseria Sanguinea.

A fine, ghostly image created from the pressed fronds of the "delesseria sanguinea" plant - a red seaweed found on the coasts of the British Isles. Inscribed "Exmouth" lower right and "delesseria sanguinea" lower left.

The stalk area is partially missing, and there is a small area of discolouration upper left, but otherwise in fine condition.
14.1cm x 17.9cm.

This picture is from a collection of superb 19th-century works associated with the Bath area, possibly once owned by Lady Frances Mary Perring. The collection includes landscapes by Joseph Horlor (1809-1887), as well as drawings by, and drawn for, Lady Perring. An inscription on the verso of one drawing suggests that Horlor was possibly Perring’s drawing teacher. 


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