Pierre Joseph Redouté
French (1759 - 1840) Primary
Allium TricorneBefore 1827
Watercolor on vellum
19 x 13.625 in. (48.26 x 34.608 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.83
Geography: Europe, France
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Paintings; Watercolors and Gouaches
This object has the following keywords:
- botanical illustrations - Drawings, prints, or other pictures that illustrate plants and their parts, often accurately rendered from life.
- botany - The scientific study of all plant life, including their structure, properties, and biochemical processes.
- flower - General term for any decorative motif in the form of a flower, which is the showy reproductive part of flowering plants or angiosperms. Common examples are motifs resembling roses, tulips, lilies, or daisies.
- reference books - Books intended primarily for consultation rather than for consecutive reading.
- watercolor - Transparent aqueous based paint produced by mixing ground pigments with water and, generally, gum arabic; paints made with vegetable gum binders were used by Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artists for wall paintings. Japanese and Chinese painters extensively used watercolor paints on silk panels and delicate paper scrolls. In the 16th through18th century, watercolor paints were used for miniature illustrations on porcelain, ivory, cards, books and manuscripts. By the 18th and early 19th centuries, watercolors rapidly increased in popularity due to the availability of small cakes of watercolor paints in metal pans, usually applied to a paper support by using a brush.
- Sheet Dimensions: 19 x 13.625 in. (48.26 x 34.608 cm)
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