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
$300.00 
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.