Redouté, Pierre Joseph; draughtsman; Flemish, 1759-1840
Details of flower, cross-section of flower and seeds, one un-numbered, the others numbered. Removed from album and mounted separately.
vellum (skin); support
watercolour and bodycolour over traces of graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink
height, 448, mm
width, 305, mm
bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton
Painted for the Empress Joséphine; by descent through the d' Orléans family (?); the 2nd Lord Fairhaven
Native to the Cape of Good Hope. This was first sent to France in 1775. Bonpland notes that the English are passionate about heathers and that James Donn in his 'Hortus Cantabrigiensis' of 1811 mentions 314 species. He says that the best collection in France is at Navarre where 32 species have been authenticated but that there were also a lot which had not yet been identified. Ericas flowered at Malmaison and Navarre each year. The details show: 1, stem to show the disposition of the leaves; 2, corolla opened out to show the direction of divisions and the form; 3, flower with the corolla removed to show the stamens; 4, enlarged stamen; 5, enlarged pistil. A print after this drawing was published in Bonpland's 'Descriptions de plantes rares cultivées à Malmaison et à Navarre', Paris, 1813, pl. 10. The position of the details is changed in the print; 1-3 are to the left of the plant and 4-5 are to the right.
; flower, cross-section of flower and seeds; ink; '2', '3', '4' and '5'; and one un-numbered
signature; lower left; ink; P.J. Redouté
date; lower left, following the above; ink; 1811
; upper right; gold; 10
; below; gold; Erica Grandiflora
Scrase, David. 1983. Flowers of Three Centuries; One Hundred Drawings & Watercolours from the Broughton Collection.Washington, D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundationp. 59
Bonpland, Aimé. 1813. Description des plantes rares cultivées à Malmaison et à Navarre.
Reproduced, pl. 10.
PD.122-1973; Botanical drawings
Object Number: PD.122-1973.10
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(record id: 31778; input: 2001-07-13; modified: 2015-04-01)