Winged Wildlife shows exquisitely intricate hand painted examples of butterflies, moths and damselflies. Use this Annie Sloan with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Decoupage Paper as a whole sheet or as individual cut outs. These illustrations have been chosen from a late 18th century publication showcasing “the most beautiful and curious” flora and fauna from European and Chinese gardens. The subjects here include some of nature’s most eye-catchingly exquisite fauna against a background of Graphite (available as both Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Wall Paint).
The full title of the publication these drawings were featured is, “Collection precieuse et enluminée des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine, que dans ceux de l’Europe”. (Precious and illuminated collection of the most beautiful and curious flowers, which are cultivated as much in gardens of China as those of Europe). Whilst the artists are unknown, the author is Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) a French medical doctor who also studied, taught and wrote on botanical and natural history subjects.
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