Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Blue Plantain Lily” Hemerocallis Coerulea
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 106: “Blue Plantain Lily” Hemerocallis Coerulea
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Country of Origin: East Asia (China). Apparently no longer considered as indigenous in Japan as often cited. Named for the Austrian medical doctor (personal physician of the Emperor) and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834).
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