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Friday, November 5, 2010

Les Roses

One of the most popular botanical artist of all time is Pierre Joseph Redouté. 

He created three volumes of his paintings in the books “Les Roses” between 1817 and 1824.

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This rare copy of the “Les Roses”  book was signed by Redouté on the title page. 

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A copy of his painting of the Apothecary’s Rose, is shown below.  

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The original French name of this rose was “Rosier de Provins ordinaire”.

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This type of rose has  ancient origins and a strong fragrance.

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Next, is his painting of the Bishop Rose.
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The original French name was “Rosier Evêque”.

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This rose originated prior to 1790 and is very fragrant.

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The Celsiana Rose shown below, is a very interesting rose.

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It has a color of clear pink and fades to pinkish-white in the sun.

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This type of rose originated before the year 1750.

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I am showing three of the 170 roses Redouté painted in his “Les Roses” Volumes. 
I will be posting some more pages from his beautiful books in the future so stay tuned.

1 comment:

Clare said...

Hi, I love Redoute paintings. They are my favorite. Thank you for sharing such big pictures with all of us. They are beautiful. Clare