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Fritillaria Meleagris. Fritillaire Peintade. Pl. 222.

  • ARTIST: Pierre-Joseph Redoute

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1802-16.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 7/16 x 13 1/2" (51.9 x 34.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Redoute's "Les Liliacees" published in Paris 1802-1816. Printed in an edition of 200. Langlois sculp. The flower is also known as the "snake's head fritillary", "chess flower" and "leper lily" because it reminded people of the bells lepers were forced to carry back in the day.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Includes text sheet.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for a light stain and minor discoloration.