Tulipa gesneriana var. dracontia (Parrot Tulip), 1816

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté's phenomenal skill as a botanical illustrator was clearly equaled by his skill as a diplomat, for he enjoyed the patronage of both Marie Antoinette and Josephine Bonaparte. Many of the lilies illustrated in Les Liliacées were cultivated in Josephine's large greenhouse-heated by twelve coal-fired stoves-at her country residence Malmaison.

Tulipa gesneriana var. dracontia (Parrot Tulip)
Artist Life
Flemish (active France), 1759–1840
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Dunthorne 231 Nissen 1597 Hunt 10, 45
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