Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Citrus x limon - Lemon Tree
Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) on the Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric Paul et Virginie, 1802 (made)
Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) photo by Tomwsulcer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) botanical illustration by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names: Lemon, Lemon Tree

Description:  Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) is a member of the Rue or Citrus Family (Rutaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4, pp. 419- 420 recorded that this plant was native to Asia.  Because it is not native to the island of Mauritius depicted on the illustrations on the subject toiles, the cultivated (hybrid?) variety must have been pictured.

Quilts with this Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Toile with this Citrus x limon (Lemon Tree) motif: 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric Paul et Virginie, Object Number T.27-1967, 1802 (made)
  • Musée de la Toile de Jouy, curtain of roller print on cotton Paul et Virginie, Inv. 982.22a, c. 1802
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul and Virginie, Object Number 1937-11-77a, 1802

   ©  Updated 1/14/2024     Author: Terry Terrell