H. Poulin and F. Gardon, Natural butterflies... - Lot 171 - Rossini

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H. Poulin and F. Gardon, Natural butterflies... - Lot 171 - Rossini
H. Poulin and F. Gardon, Natural butterflies by lepidochromy, ca. 1890-1900
Exceptional fan leaf in cream-coloured skin painted with colourful butterflies among orchids, including Venus hooves. Two butterflies are executed as real butterfly wings thanks to lepidochromy, a new technical process of the entomologist H. Poulin, which makes it possible to transfer butterfly wings onto different supports.
Signed "F. Gardon" on the right and "H. Poulin" on the left. Poulin" on the lower right.
Sight L. 63.3 cm (slight accidents)
In a gilded wooden frame, shaped, with easel (without glass, small accidents) L. 77 cm
Read: Laurent Péru, " Papillons imprimés ", Insectes, n°83, 2016, p. p.27-29: " It was in 1876 that H. Poulin published Lépidoptères at Deyrolle. Method for fixing on paper the colors of the wings of the butterfly, and mainly to obtain the blue colors, where he explains in detail his method of "double decalque", with a first print "with gummed water" and a second "with varnish". The process was simplified in the 1890s. From 1895, with Félix Justin Gardon (1852-1921), a ceramic painter and flower specialist, he produces fan leaves with natural butterflies for the Rodien company. The process would also have been applied to porcelain.
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