Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Alpine Leek” Allium victorialis
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 265: “Alpine Leek” Allium victorialis
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Unframed. Vellum size: 18 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.
Signed ‘P.J. Redouté’ lower left
Country of Origin: Circumboreal: Mountains of central and south Europe (from central Spain and the Vosques to the Ural) and with gaps through north Asia to Japan and along the Himalayan chain, reaching North America on the islands belonging to Alaska.
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