Images and information about older botanical art and the people who created it
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Redouté: De Candolle's Rose
This illustration by Redouté (1759-1840) shows Rosa candolleana elegans, De Candolle's rose. The rose's name is, I think, for Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Did he discover the rose? Or did someone name it for him? The HelpMeFind page notes that they'd like to find out about the parentage.