Botanical Redoute  .


Pierre-Joseph Redouté & from Duhamel du Monceau



 Wachendorfia Thyrsiflora (Thyrsus or Lilac Wachendorfia), 

Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand from Redoute 'Les Liliacées '.  Published in Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. , engraved by Philipeau. Sheet size: 20 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches. Les Liliacées was Redouté's largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison,  Les Liliacées records the plants of the lily family and related flowers (including representatives of the amaryllis, iris, and orchid families) ***These are a block of 6 in gilt frames as shown above and have a few flaws but all minor. Some time in their past they have had spots of water damage which when lit  by flash show up as beige marks. When on the wall they do not detract from the pic but if wanted to be removed my restorer quoted £20 for the worst as a quick minor job***




 Amaryllis



Allium Moly,



Epidendrum Finense,



Yucca Gloriosa,



Alstroemeria ligtu (Ligtu Incan Lily)



35. Vitex Agnus-castus." Chasteberry

Engraved by  Jarry from the drawing by  Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835),  Page size 41,5 x 26 cm Image  ca. 27 x 18 cm all in wash lined mounts Originally  from  Planches de botanique" by Duhamel du Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) The plates were printed by Langlois, a great master of printing who had supervised much of Redoute's work but even though listed as 1800 these are from a c 1849 edition still hand painted but on a cartridge/cotman type paper NOT rag  some with tiny dents on the paper  unseen when framed £115 inc delivery less collected


Andromeda polifolia = Andromede polifolia


Engraved by  Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840 from the drawing by  Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835),  Page size 41,5 x 26 cm Image  ca. 27 x 18 cm all in wash lined mounts Originally  from  Planches de botanique" by Duhamel du Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) The plates were printed by Langlois, a great master of printing who had supervised much of Redoute's work but even though listed as 1800 these are from a c 1849 edition still hand painted but on a cartridge/cotman type paper NOT rag  some with tiny dents on the paper  unseen when framed £115 inc delivery less collected ** pic not pink pesky auto flash ! ** All much much cheaper on collection




Andromeda Calvulatareserved



Artemesia

Engraved by  Jarry from the drawing by  Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835),  Page size 41,5 x 26 cm Image  ca. 27 x 18 cm all in wash lined mounts Originally  from  Planches de botanique" by Duhamel du Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) The plates were printed by Langlois, a great master of printing who had supervised much of Redoute's work but even though listed as 1800 these are from a c 1849 edition still hand painted but on a cartridge/cotman type paper NOT rag  some with tiny dents on the paper  unseen when framed £115 inc delivery less collected


Lycium Afrum = Lycium d'Afrique.
reserved

 

Lycium turbinatum = Lycium turbiné

Engraved by  Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840  from the drawing by  Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835),  Page size 41,5 x 26 cm Image  ca. 27 x 18 cm all in wash lined mounts Originally  from  Planches de botanique" by Duhamel du Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) The plates were printed by Langlois, a great master of printing who had supervised much of Redoute's work but even though listed as 1800 these are from a c 1849 edition still hand painted but on a cartridge/cotman type paper NOT rag  some with tiny dents on the paper  unseen when framed £115 inc delivery less collected ** pic not pink pesky auto flash ! **



Lycium Chinense = Lycium de la Chine
reserved



Aylanthus Glandulosa
reserved




Smilax excelsa - Common Greenbriar
reserved




Salsola fruticosa = Soude frutescente
reserved





Calycanthaceae  /Sweetshrub
reserved




Phlomis fruticosa = Phlomide frutescente  /Jerusalem sage
reserved

Pictures are larger to allow identification as if I label every name will go nuts . . . sorry !



Antirrhinum triornithophorum by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)


Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour



Spiranthes elatus/ Neottia elataby Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)


Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour crease to base left

Pitcairnia bifrons / Pitcairnia latifolia   by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)


Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £60 inc postage very soft original colour edge tear rt edge horizontal fold


Clidemia cymosa / Melastoma cymosum by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)


Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour edge tear
   

Albuca canadensis / Albuca minor by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)

Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour edge tear


Allium Striatum Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour
 

Wachendorfia Thyrsiflora
Antique Folio Stipple engraving engraved by   J. Lemaire et al. Published by Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, Paris: 1802-16 , Paris for "Les liliacees" by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The 486 plates that make up Les Liliacées were printed in installments from 1802 to 1816, and included members of the lily family as well as some other plants.  During this period, Redouté was at work on a series of paintings commissioned by Empress Josephine Bonaparte of her gardens. Though these lily paintings were not part of that commission, the work was facilitated by Redouté’s access to her garden at Malmaison, and he presented her with the original drawings.  He also found subjects for this work in the gardens of Saint-Cloud, Versailles and Sèvres.  Redouté’s stated intention was to capture the flowers “with all the fidelity that science can desire, and, which is more difficult, with the luxury of detail with which nature has embellished them,” especially since specimens from this family of plants were particularly difficult to preserve.  Thus, his prints were ideal for study by naturalists and amateur gardening enthusiasts.  He also pointed out that artists and decorative arts designers were among those who could benefit from these plates, presumably as a reference and inspiration for floral designs.  Printed in colours and finished by hand. Paper Size: 20.5 x 13.5 inch (52 x 34cm)  Pages trimmed in to plate mark on most  £90 inc postage very soft original colour
 



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