ca. 1575 (painted)
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques
Height: 10.75 in, Width: 7.50 in
Both one light and one dark bunch of grapes on a small vine, a sheet from a series of drawings of English flowers, fruits, etc., Jacques Le Moyne des Morgues, ca. 1575
Botanical illustration of a both one light and one dark bunch of grapes on a small vine.
The drawings from this series were acquired in 1856 as one of the first purchases of the V&A, almost by accident, and solely because they were bound up in an extremely fine French late-16th-century brown calf binding. Historical significance: This series of watercolours by Le Moyne are outstanding botanical illustrations, remarkable for their directness and truth to nature.
Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 19, box CII