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Les roses

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Full-page stipple engravings, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, arguably among the greatest flower painters of all time, printed in color and finished by hand, including frontispiece (wreath of roses engraved by Charlin, with Greek inscription printed in gold). Engravers include Langlois (59), Chapuy (41) and Bessin (or Bessa) (22). Port. of Redouté by C.S. Pradier after Gerard, 1811. McTigue admires the "breathtaking delicacy'' and scientific accuracy of this work.
Redouté, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) (Engraver)
Thory, Claude-Antoine (1759-1827) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1817 - 1824
Place: A Paris
Publisher: De l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, imprimeur du roi de l'Institut royale de France, et de la Marine
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEM+ R323r (Redoute, P. J. Roses)
Botanical illustrations
Citation/reference: Stafleu, F.A. Taxonomic literature (2nd ed.), 8748
Content: Originally issued in 30 pts., Mar. 22, 1817-Mar. 6, 1824.
Content: Vol. 1: 156, [2] p., [58] leaves of plates; v. 2: 122, [2] p., [59] leaves of plates; v. 3: 125, [2] p., [54] leaves of plates.
Citation/reference: McTigue admires the "breathtaking delicacy'' and scientific accuracy of this work. New York Public Library. Nature Illustrated: Flowers, Plants, and Trees, 1550-1990; text by Bernard McTigue. (1989)
Physical Description
Stipple engravings
Extent: 3 v. : 170 col. plates, ill., port. ; 39 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13999305
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6309a70-c647-012f-d6d0-58d385a7bc34
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