Loiseleuria procumbens. Loiseleurie couchée (Alpine Azalea)

Didier, French, active early 19th Century
after Pancrace Bessa, French, 1772 - 1846


about 1812

Color stipple engraving on wove paper

Plate: 12 × 8 3/4 in. (30.5 × 22.3 cm)

Sheet: 16 1/4 × 9 15/16 in. (41.2 × 25.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Harold Goddard Rugg, Class of 1906


Portfolio / Series Title

from Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, edited by G.-L.-A. Loiseleur Deslongchamps, Traité des Arbres et Arbustes que l’on cultive en France en pleine terre, vol. 5 (Paris: Etienne Michel and Arthus-Betrand, 1812), no. 65


Etienne Michel, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper center: T.5 N.o [o in superscript] 65.; inscribed, in plate, lower center: LOISELEURIA procumbens. LOISELEURIES couchée. / P. Bessa pinx. / Didier sculp.; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: Adrien Didier 1838-1919


Collected by Harold Goddard Rugg (1883-1957, Class of 1906), Hanover, New Hampshire; given by his Estate to present collection, 1957.

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