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Redout�. Book of Flowers - by H Walter Lack (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 608

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Individual Artists

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Taschen

Book theme: General

Author: H Walter Lack

Language: French

Street Date: June 18, 2019
TCIN: 77524783
UPC: 9783836568937
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-1331


French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redout� (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed "the Raphael of flowers," and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration.

This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redout�'s illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of Redout�'s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.

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