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Print - Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1780-1795 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bulliard, Pierre (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour engraving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 110

This is a plate from Herbier de la France, which was published in Paris between 1780 and 1795. This ambitious herbal contains more than 600 plates. They were all drawn, engraved and colour-printed by the author, Pierre Bulliard. He achieved the entire delicately modulated colour by printing with three tint plates over an engraved black outline and shading. The Herbier is one of the most impressive examples of colour printing in the history of botanical illustration.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Paris (printed and published)


1780-1795 (published)


Bulliard, Pierre (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour engraving


Height: 33 cm sheet, Width: 26.6 cm sheet, Height: 23 cm plate, Width: 17.2 cm plate

Descriptive line

Print depicting dandelion, plate from Pierre Bulliard's Herbier de la France, 1780-95


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Dandelion


Illustration; Prints; Gardens & Gardening; Science


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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