Lilium tigrinum (Tiger lily). A Perfect Recreation™ of the original watercolor on vellum by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, c. 1802. Specially framed with ivory silk pongee matte: 19" x 23⅞"
At the beginning of the 19th century, Josephine Bonaparte commissioned Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the greatest botanical illustrator, to paint her unparalleled garden of botanical specimens gathered during the great voyages of discovery. This masterpiece from Les Liliacées is the classic depiction of the Tiger Lily, indigenous to and now thriving in the Columbia River Gorge where The Trust for Public Land has conserved 16,000 acres.
This historically accurate, handcrafted frame has been selected and created by Ædicule to perfectly surround our Perfect Recreation™ of this original watercolor on vellum, the first-ever reproduction of this Redouté masterwork. Designed specifically for this work, the Lautrec Sgrafitto frame shows 23K gilding with a black panel. The vine-and-tendril design at the corners is achieved by scribing through the black to reveal the gold beneath -- a perfect reflection of Redouté's golden orange glow and extraordinary attention to botanical detail. The ivory silk pongee matting adds to the elegant presentation. 100% of the Auction sale price goes directly
to The Trust for Public Land.
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