A splendidly executed and colored engraving (by Legrand) of Redouté's watercolor rendering of Campanula (Musschia) aurea, the Golden Bellflower endemic to Madeira, from E.P. Ventenat's Jardin de la Malmaison. A beautifully preserved exemplar of a work by one of the greatest botanical artists of the 18th and 19th centuries.
P.J. Redouté / Ventenat
Place & Date:
Paris / 1804
14 1/2" x 21 5/8" (overall sheet)
full color; light overall age toning