Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “New Zealand Flax” Phormium tenax (detail)
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 449: “New Zealand Flax” Phormium tenax (detail)
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.
Country of Origin: Endemic of New Zealand. In ancient Greek the word phormion means ‘basket’ and perhaps refers to a plant name.
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