Noisette, Louis Claude (1772-1849)
Louis Claude Noisette was widely regarded as one of the best in the field of aquatinting in his time period, next to Redoute. He was the superintendent of the botanical garden at Val-de-Grace until 1798, and later in 1806 established his own botanical garden, becoming the one of the leading gardening authorities in Europe. He was widely published and introduced many new plant species to the Americas and India. Noisette was appointed to the French Legion of Honorin in 1840. His publication “Le Jardin Fruitier” in 1821 was a definitive source of the time on the cultivation and training of fruit trees. The three volume work consisted of 90 delicately hand colored engraving, documenting the history, description and cultivation and uses of fruit trees.
Prints from this publication are quite rare