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Nourse Family Sketchbook, Moth Mullein

Nourse Family1841/1846

Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

The artist used different techniques to create this view of Verbascum blattaria, or Moth Mullein. The leaves on the truncated stalk at the lower right suggest that the artist inked the leaves of the plant and pressed them to the paper, a form of nature printing.

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  • Title: Nourse Family Sketchbook, Moth Mullein
  • Creator: Nourse Family
  • Date: 1841/1846
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Publisher: Licensed under Creative Commons by Library of Virginia (CCBY)
  • Original Source: Nourse family sketchbook from the Highlands:

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