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$ 50,000

Redoute, Set of Twelve Irises, stipple-engraved and finished by hands

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials engraving
W. 17.13 in; H. 24.41 in; D. 0.08 in;
W. 43.5 cm; H. 62 cm; D. 0.2 cm;
Condition Good. Good Condition
Creation Date 1802
Description Set of twelve stipple-engraved plates of Irises, printed in colours and finished by hand. Framed and glazed, overall size: 43.5 x 62 cm.
The highest peak of Redoute's artistic and botanical achievement... Among the most important monuments of botanical illustration ever to be published." (Frans A. Stafleu, "Redoute - peintre de fleurs" in A Catalogue of Redouteana).

Redoute was at the height of his powers during the publication of Les Liliacees. It is easily the equal in accomplishment of its more popular successor, Les Roses. The work is broader than its title implies, including as it does petaloid monocotyledons in general belonging, for example to Commelinaceae, Bromeliaceae, Liliaceae, At this time, he had as patron and sponsor Josephine Bonaparte, who, on acquiring Malmaison and establishing a superb garden of rare plants there, required an artist of outstanding talent to record them.
Styles / Movements Color Field, Illustration
Dealer Reference Number 98362
Incollect Reference Number 315766
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