Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings also published as copper engravings, with detailed botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons, including Napoleon’s wife Josephine, Redoute was dubbed “the Raphael of flowers” and is regarded as a master of botanical illustration.
This collection brings his best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format. However, this edition still gathers some of the most delicate color engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et Quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris. This book makes a fabulous coffee table book that is sure to entertain your guest with its beautiful botanical illustrations in striking color. This book is written in three languages English, German, and French. Each language describes each chapter and has an index for each language. The catalog of all his prints is more than beautiful. I have taken pictures of a few of the pages inside to give you a feel for what you would be seeing.
ISBN: 3836556650 EAN: 9783836556651
1.7" H x 8.8" L x 6.4" W