Tortula Ruralis by Christina Hart-Davies

Tortula Ruralis by Christina Hart-Davies

Tortula Ruralis

Christina Hart-Davies

Title

Tortula Ruralis

 
Artist
Year
1984  
Technique
miniature watercolor and color pencil drawing 
Image Size
2 3/4 x 2 5/16" image size 
Signature
red pencil signature, beneath drawing 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled along lower left sheet edge in unknown hand; annotated on old mat: "Tortula Ruralis, found on sand-dune at Studland, Dorset" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches France wove with watermark and "Veritable Papier D'Arches" blindstamp in upper left corner 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21860 
Price
SOLD
Description

Christina Hart-Davies was awarded a gold medal for this work by the Royal Horticulture Society at their flower show in Newhall, Westminster, in 1984.

Accompanying the work is a clipping from The Times' (London) horticulture section detailing the annual event. Hart-Davies is known for her intricately detailed drawings, often true to size, of various plants of British regions.

Tortula ruralis, or star moss, a relatively common species of moss found on most continents. This particular specimen was found on the coast of Dorset at Studland.