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    Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) and Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835). Five Prints, including: Three Botanical Prints by Redouté: Camelia (var.) fleurs blanches. [and:] Rosier de Bancks va. à fleurs jaunes. [and:] Tubereuse. [as well as:] Two Prints by Bessa: Rosa semper virens and Rosa bracteata. [and:] Rosa Eglanteria and Rosa Berberifolia.

    Three Redouté hand-colored stipple engravings from Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs (Paris: 1827-1833). All are in very good condition with general toning to paper, a little darker along the edges. Rosier and Tubereuse contain foxing. All have mounting tape to reverse and light penciled notations. Prints measure 11 x 14.75 inches, 10.75 x 14.25, and 10.25 x 13.25 inches, respectively.

    Two Bessa hand-colored stipple engravings from Traité des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en France en pleine terre. Seconde édition considérablement augmentée. (Paris: 1800-1825). Both are in very good condition with general toning to paper and light foxing. Both have mounting tape to reverse, and both have light penciled notations. Both measure 11 x 15 inches.


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    Five Prints, including: Three Botanical Prints by Redouté: Camelia (var.) fleurs blanches, Camelia Japonica, Plate 15. [and:] Rosier de Bancks va. à fleurs jaunes, Plate 129. [and:] Tubereuse, Tuberosa, Plate 140.

    [and:] Two Prints by Bessa: Rosa semper virens/ Rosier toujours vert and Rosa bracteata/ Rosier à bractées, Plate T.7. No. 13. [and:] Rosa Eglanteria/ Rosier Eglantier and Rosa Berberifolia/ Rosier à feuilles d'Epine-vinette, Plate T. 7. No. 14.

    Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), the Belgian painter and botanist, is the most widely-known of all the flower painters. Redouté perfected the stipple engraving technique and employed it in his more than 2,100 published plates depicting over 1,800 species, many of which had never before been rendered. As the official court artist of Queen Marie Antoinette, and later under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, Redouté's career flourished, and his works reached a large and prosperous audience. Redouté's most popular and highly-praised works were those collected in Les Roses and Les Liliacées, many of which we are proud to present here.



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