Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Garden Tulip” Tulipa suaveolens
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 111: “Garden Tulip” Tulipa suaveolens
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Vellum size: 18 x 12 1/2 in.
Signed ‘P.J. Redouté’ lower left
Country of Origin: Only known as a cultivated ornamental. Locally naturalized in
southwest Europe; widespread in southwest and south central Asia. The generic name Tulipa is derived from the Persian plant name toliban. The species of name is dedicated to the great Swiss botanist Konrad Gesner (1516-1565).
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