Redoute, P.J. (illus). Melle. Janinet (engraved by).
Paris. Ca. 1801- 1819.
Stipple engraving printed in color with added hand color, plate 12.5'' x 9.5'' inches. Framed in a gilded wood frame (19'' x 22''). Scattered faint foxing . An exquisite botanical print of ANTHYLLIS Barba - Jovis, highlighting the artistry of Pierre Joseph Redoute in combination with the subtle technique of stipple engraving. This fine example of botanical art was published in "Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en france en pleine terre. Seconde edition 'nouveau Duhamel' considerablement augmentee" (Dunthorne 243) which documented trees and shrubs cultivated in France. This is plate 67 from Volume 2.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) is the undisputed master of botanical art. His illustrations of flowers represent a unique fusion of botanical precision with artistic elegance. As court artist to Queen Marie-Antoinette and Empress Joséphine, Redouté drew extraordinary flowers and plants from the Jardin des plantes and the gardens of Malmaison, which made him the darling of Parisian society. Napoleon presented his books as gifts to the crowned heads of Europe, and Redouté's images illustrated the works of the most eminent scientists of his day.
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1801- 1819 REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph - Engraved by Melle. Janinet - ANTHYLLIS Barba-Jovis