Botanical Illustrations of P.J.F. Turpin's Son

Botanical Illustrations of P.J.F. Turpin's Son

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The antique botanical prints in this issue are by the son of Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1841), Pierre-Jean-Frédéric-Eugène Turpin (1803-1821), from Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles.

Pierre-Jean-Frédéric-Eugène Turpin
Born: August 15, 1803
Died: August 21, 1821
Father: Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1841)
Mother: Marie-Louise-Agathe (b. Chatel) Turpin

Pierre Jean Fédéric Eugène Turpin was the son of Pierre Jean François Turpin, a botanist and artist who travelled, collected plants and studied nature to a microscopic level. The son died in 1821 at the age of 18. Upon his son’s death, his father inscribed one of the his son’s original plates as follows:

« This original illustration, painted by Pierre Jean Frédéric Eugène Turpin, a few days before his death, is part of the collection included in the atlas of the Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles of Levrault. The illustrator, who was 18 years and 6 days of age, ceased to live on the 21st of August 1821. »

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BN ID: 2940015863529
Publisher: CTG Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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