Redoute, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) Traite Des Arbres Et Arbustes Que Lon Cultive En France En Pleine Terre
These plates, engraved by La Chaussee after a drawing by Pierre Joseph Redoute, were produced for the French dendrologist, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau’s famous publication devoted entirely to the descriptions of the trees and shrubs of France. Redoute drew the first 298 illustrations, and his pupil Pancrace Bessa drew another 185, very much in the style of his teacher. Each botanical description in the publication was illustrated with a full page stipple engraving, printed in color and finished by hand. Redoute was a young Belgian painter when he moved to Paris in 1782, where he met the botanist Charles Louis LHeritier de Brutelle who greatly influenced his work and life. Redoute became a renowned botanical artist, working for the Empress Josephine as well as serving as official court artist to Queen Marie Antoinette. The prints from this publication are exceptionally well done.
Prints from this publication are rare