Duchess D'Orleans Rose
Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), botanical artist and royal flower painter. He recorded the roses, lilies and other flowers at Chateau de Malmaison for Empress Josephine.
Yellow Day Lily
The Chateau de Malmaison is a country house in the city of Rueil-Malmaison, about 12km from Paris.
Redoute gained international recognition and became a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion d'honneur in 1825. His beautiful works can be bought as prints today.
I, too, prepare a few posts in advance and last Thursday I had a choice of this post or the Misericord before I went away for the weekend. I posted the Misericord and came back to look at my favourite blogs and there, three from the top, was BibliOdyssey's post, about REDOUTE! Now I do believe in coincidences. See more of Redoute's beautiful work on BibliOdyssey; it's a really fascinating blog.