Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Cheerful Narcissus” Narcissus laetus
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 426: “Cheerful Narcissus” Narcissus laetus
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Vellum size: 19 1/4 x 13 3/4 in; Frame size: 28 1/2 x 24 1/8 in.
Literature: Marianne Roland Michel, The Floral Art of Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Exh. Cat., Bruce Museum (Greenwich, Connecticut, 2002), 81. Exhibitions: The Floral Art of Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (2002); Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (2002-2003).
Country of Origin: West Mediterranean region of Europe (perhaps native in southwest France and northeast Spain)
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