Top row- Lolni and Geranium. Bottom row- Daphnoides and Parsley, illustration from The Book of Simple Medicines, by Matteaus Platearius d.c.1161 c.1470 Oil Painting - Robinet Testard

Top row- Lolni and Geranium. Bottom row- Daphnoides and Parsley, illustration from The Book of Simple Medicines, by Matteaus Platearius d.c.1161 c.1470

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Top row- Lolni and Geranium. Bottom row- Daphnoides and Parsley, illustration from The Book of Simple Medicines, by Matteaus Platearius d.c.1161 c.1470", originally brought to life by the talented Robinet Testard. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Robinet Testard and his artistic vision.

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  • Painting Description

    The illustration titled "Top row- Lolni and Geranium. Bottom row- Daphnoides and Parsley" is a notable work from "The Book of Simple Medicines," originally authored by Matteaus Platearius, who passed away circa 1161. This particular illustration, created around 1470, is attributed to Robinet Testard, a prominent French illuminator known for his detailed and vibrant manuscript illustrations.

    "The Book of Simple Medicines" (also known as "Circa Instans") is a medieval medical text that compiles knowledge about various medicinal plants and their uses. Matteaus Platearius, a physician from the renowned medical school of Salerno, Italy, authored this comprehensive guide. The text became an essential reference for medieval and Renaissance herbalists and physicians, providing detailed descriptions of plants, their medicinal properties, and applications.

    Robinet Testard's illustration exemplifies the artistic and scientific endeavors of the period, merging botanical accuracy with aesthetic appeal. The top row of the illustration features Lolni (likely a variant of Lolium, commonly known as ryegrass) and Geranium, while the bottom row depicts Daphnoides (possibly referring to a type of Daphne) and Parsley. Each plant is meticulously rendered, showcasing Testard's skill in capturing the intricate details of leaves, stems, and flowers. The vibrant colors and careful attention to botanical features reflect the importance of visual aids in medieval medical texts, aiding practitioners in the identification and use of medicinal plants.

    Testard's work on this illustration is part of a broader tradition of illuminated manuscripts, where art and science intersected to preserve and disseminate knowledge. His contributions to "The Book of Simple Medicines" highlight the collaborative nature of medieval scholarship, where texts were continually copied, illustrated, and expanded upon by various hands over centuries. This particular illustration not only serves as a valuable historical document but also as a testament to the enduring legacy of medieval botanical and medical knowledge.

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