Pierre Joseph Redouté  (French, 1759-1840) Liliaceae: Iris pseudocorus 18 3/4 x 13 1/4in (47.6 x 33.6cm)
Lot 46
Pierre Joseph Redouté (French, 1759-1840) Liliaceae: Iris pseudocorus 18 3/4 x 13 1/4in (47.6 x 33.6cm)
Sold for US$ 86,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Pierre Joseph Redouté (French, 1759-1840)
Liliaceae: Iris pseudocorus
signed 'P.J. Redouté' (lower left)
pencil and watercolor on vellum
18 3/4 x 13 1/4in (47.6 x 33.6cm)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Empress Josephine Bonaparte, Malmaison (acquired directly from the artist; last volume delivered after her death in 1814);
    Prince Eugène de Beauharnais (her son), later created Duke of Leuchtenberg in Bavaria;
    The Dukes of Leuchtenberg, Bavaria;
    Sale: Braus-Riggenbach and Ulrich Hoepfli, Zürich, Bibliotheque Eugène de Beauharnais sale, May 23, 1935, lot 82;
    Erhard Weyhe, New York, before World War II;
    Private Trust (their sale, Sotheby's, New York, Pierre-Joseph Redouté's 'Les Liliacées,' The Empress Josephine's Copy with the Original Drawings and the Text on Vellum, November 20, 1985, offered as one lot);
    with W. Graham Arader III, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (acquired at the above sale).

    Les Liliacées was an eight-volume set of botanical drawings, produced by Redouté under the patronage of Empress Josephine between 1802-1816. It was printed by Didot Jeune, Paris, with stipple-engraved color plates and finished by hand. Empress Josephine purchased the original set that served as model for the engravings. The present work is number 235 in that set.
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