Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Revolute Cape Squill” Lachenalia lanceaefolia
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 59: “Revolute Cape Squill” Lachenalia lanceaefolia
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Vellum size: 14 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.
Signed lower left: P. J. Redoute
Country of Origin: Widespread in southern Africa (centered in the Eastern Cape, extending to most other provinces and Nambia). Named for the German botanist Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (1785-1851).
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