Henri-Joseph Redouté

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Henri-Joseph Redouté
1766-1852
Ehretia halimifolia
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Watercolor, over faint black chalk, pen and brown ink, and illuminated border, on wove paper.
Design area: 13 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches (350 x 238 mm); full sheet: 22 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (569 x 426 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund and Fellows Capital Fund, with the special assistance of Julia P. Wightman.
1980.83:3
Inscription: 

Signed in pen and brown ink, at lower left, "henri Jo. Redouté pinx"; key numbers 1 to 10 in pen and brown ink within the design; illuminated outside border, at upper edge, "XXIII.", and at lower edge, "EHRETIA halimifolia".

Provenance: 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society; sale, New York, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, 1 October 1980, lot 141.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 211.

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Watermark: none.
This is one of four original drawings bound into Carlos Ludovicus L'Héritier de Brutelle, "Stirpes novae...", Paris, 1784 (PML 76745).

Associated names: 

Wightman, Julia P. (Julia Parker), 1909-1994 donor.

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