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    Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Original Hand-Colored Stipple Engraving, Corcopsis elegant, Corcopsis elegans. 1827. Engraved by Langlois after a painting by Redouté for his Choix des plus belles fleurs. Measures 9.75" x 14". Scattered foxing. Some minor mounting adhesive residue to verso. Very good. 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.



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    March, 2014
    27th Thursday
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