Sebastian Schedel (German, 1570-1628), Purple Iris
Sebastian Schedel (German, 1570-1628)
Dutch School, Seventeenth-Century
Gouache, within brown ink framing lines, on vellum
Vellum size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in
Schedel was one of the artists who contributed to Basil Besler’s famous Hortus Eystettensis (1613.) These works are similar to a collection of Schedel’s work of similar garden flowers called Calendarium, in the collection at Kew, in which the plants are ordered by their date of bloom. These common flowers such as pinks and pansies are representative of the types of images that the artist contributed to Beslers great compendium. Schedel’s drawings were turned into black and white drawings, then engravings which were colored using the drawings as a template.
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