Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840), “Stinking Iris” Iris foetidissima

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Belgian, 1759-1840)
Watercolor for plate 351: “Stinking Iris” Iris foetidissima
Prepared for Les Liliacées ca. 1802-1816
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
Completed: ca. 1802-1816
Vellum size: 18 3/8 x 13 1/4 in.
Frame size: 25 x 19 1/2 in.
Signed ‘P.J. Redouté’ lower left

Country of Origin: South and west Europe (northwards to England and eastwards to northeast Italy). From the Canary Islands and north-west Africa in the west to Iran and Afganistan in the east.