Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Oyster Plant or Boat Lily” Tradescantia discolor
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 168: “Oyster Plant or Boat Lily” Tradescantia discolor
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Unframed. Vellum size: 18 3/8 x 13 1/2 in.
Signed ‘P.J. Redouté’ lower left
Country of Origin: Central America (southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala). Named for the British gardener, naturalist and botanist John Tradescant (1608-1662).
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