The Blue Passion Flower,
The Preferred Second State of Three States
This species of Passion flower, a native of Peru and Brazil, had been known in Europe since 1699. "In this plate both flowers and leaves have been depicted by the painter , Phillip Reinagle, with life-like accuracy and engraved by Caldwell with masterly fidelity. The delicate stipple of the flowers and their modelling and that of the leaves is of a standard not often reached." Ronald King, former Secretary of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Important Provenance: Collection of Paul Peralto Ramos, son of Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil heiress, great collector and style icon of the mid-20th century. Mr. Peralto-Ramos founded the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico. This print from Mr. Paul Peralto -Ramos' personal collection represents an opportunity for collectors to acquire an important work of art with a distinguished provenance.