REDOUTE, Pierre Joseph.
Gladiolus Tristis. Glayeul Triste.
Flowering stem in colour, flanked by small uncoloured depictions of flower, seed and bulb. The Belgian, Pierre Joseph Redoute, ‘Raphael of flowers’, was patronized at the French court by Marie Antoinette, and after the revolution by Napoleon and Josephine. He was a master at the delicate art of stipple engraving. These original prints are much sought after and the designs often applied to china. Engraved by Langlois.
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Stipple engraving. Original colour. Very light yellowish stain towards lower right. In very good condition. Mounted size: 53.5 x 72cm. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13 x 20 inches).