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Yellow Roses. Rosier de Bancks. Redouté roses print.

Yellow Roses. Rosier de Bancks. Redouté roses print.

by Redouté, Pierre Joseph

Lovely Spray of Yellow Roses. Bancks's Rose, Variety with yellow flowers.

Reproduction from a stipple engraving after the painting by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) for his Les Roses, originally published in Paris between 1817 and 1824. Redoute roses are the best-known illustrations of this beautiful flower. 

Having moved from Belgium to Paris in 1782, Redouté's passion for painting flowers took him to the Jardin du Roi where he met the botanist Gerard van Spaendonck and became his assistant. He was next employed by wealthy amateur botanist Charles-Louis L'Heritier de Brutelle, who employed Redouté as an illustrator and instructed him in plant anatomy, which greatly assisted with his botanical illustrations. Redouté pioneered the intricate colour-printed stipple engraving, finished by hand.

During turbulent times in France, Redouté had as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor Marie-Louise. Redouté painted exquisite watercolours on vellum for his employers Napoleon and Josephine, to record the plants and flowers in her lavish gardens at Malmaison.

Approximate size of this print is 34 x 26cm (13.3/8 x 10.1/4 inches).

Stock Number: daRr129Price: $40.00