Redouté, Pierre Joseph; draughtsman; Flemish, 1759-1840
Detail studies in graphite of section of fruit and stamens, numbered.
vellum (skin); support
watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink
height, 450, mm
width, 354, mm
bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton
Native to Australia. Ventenat says that it wintered in an Orangery and flowered in the summer. There were only three specimens at Malmaison, where another six species of Ficus were grown. The details show: 1, involucre cut lengthwise to show the scales at the top and the flowers which cover the sides; 2, male flower; 3, female flower. A print after this drawing was published in Ventenat's 'Jardin de la Malmaison', Paris, An XI , pl. 114.
; detail studies; gold; 1 - 3
signature; lower left; ink; Peint par P.J. Redouté
; album sheet, lower right; graphite; Ventenat Jardin de la Malmaison / Ficus Rubeginosa No. 114.
PD.122-1973; Botanical drawings
Object Number: PD.122-1973.67
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31929; input: 2001-07-17; modified: 2017-02-16)