Hortense Queen of Holland - Hand-colored etching in frame - 19th century

Hortense Queen of Holland - Hand-colored etching in frame - 19th century

Hortense Queen of Holland.
Hand-coloured etching by J.J. Grandville 1803-1847.
This plant is named after a woman, but is not certain which woman.
It is often referred to HORTENSE DE BEAUHARNES, Queen of Holland, daughter of the French Empress Joséphine. In this case, VERY DECENT; given the French eagle with an emperor's crown in its mouth and the honor Légion d'Honneur, the Tricolour, the Napoleonic Bees, the text; Hortensia Couronne Imperiale.
But Hortence was not yet born when the plant was given a name in 1771.
To stay in the Netherlands; it is suspected that in reality the hydrangea was; HORTENSE OF NASSAU, daughter of Karel Hendrik Nicolaus Otto Prince of Nassau-Siegen, who himself participated in an expedition around the world.

Lot details
Hortense Queen of Holland
Hand-colored etching in frame
Designer/ Artist
J.J. Grandville 1803-1847
Model/ Name
Hortensia Couronne Imperiale
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
40×36×2 cm
1235 g
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