Watercolour, 41 x 32,5 cm, lo. le. sign. P. J. Redouté, matted and framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - French flower painter from a family of artists. R. was painter in service of Marie Antoinette and since 1805 of empress Josephine. His virtuos and realist plant paintings earned him the title of 'Le Raphael des fleurs'. Mus.: Compiègne, Dieppe, Montpellier, Narbonne. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.