REDOUTE'S ROSES by PJ Redoute
Pierre-Joseph Redout (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 Josephine, Redout 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 Redout's images illustrated the works of the most eminent scientists of his day. His most famous books, Les Liliaces and Les Roses, are among the milestones of botanical literature. Several short essays by Dutch and French specialists offer a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of his art.Hardcover
15" x 11"