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    Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Veltheimia Capensis. Stipple engraving with hand-coloring, from Les Liliacées (Paris: 1802-1816). In generally excellent condition.




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    A lovely and subtle stipple engraving with hand-coloring, from Les Liliacées (Paris: 1802-1816). In generally excellent condition except for general toning, a couple of shallow bends at edges, and a closed tear to top left corner which has been repaired on reverse. Light penciled notations. 14 x 21 inches.

    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.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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