Book/Printed Material Les roses,
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- Les roses,
- No flower painter has so linked his name and immortality with a single genus as has Redouté with the rose. This three-volume set is Redouté most famous work; its 170 hand-colored plates are the most frequently reproduced of all botanical images. Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) was from a Belgian family of painters, and himself served, under various titles, as drawing master to the queens and princesses of France for half a century. Royal or aristocratic patronage was essential for the production of his many costly and lavishly illustrated works.
- The draftmanship of Redouté was both elegant and botanically accurate; for most viewers he had captured the rose. Shown here is one of only five special copies, printed in large folio format, on vélin paper, with a double set of plates, plain and colored, retouched by Redouté himself.
- Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840.
- Thory, Claude-Antoine, 1759-1827.
- Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1817-24.
- - Roses
- - All plates in colored and uncolored state; first plate in 3 states.
- - In ms., on half title of v. 1: No. I. Je nay fait tirer que cinq exemplaire de mes Roses sur ce paper et de ce forma avec les figure en noire et en couleure, dont celui-cy et le nomero premier. Signed: Redouté.
- - "Bibliotheca botanica rosarum": v. 1, p. -156.
- - Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1892
- - Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1943-1975.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - LAC scc 2018-12-03 update (1 card)
- - LAC ecr 2018-12-17 review
- - LAC ddw 2022-04-19 no edits (1 card)
- 3 v. 170 plates, port. 46 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- QK495.R78 R248
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Chicago citation style:
Redouté, Pierre Joseph, Claude-Antoine Thory, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Les Roses. Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, -24, 1817. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/50049695/.
APA citation style:
Redouté, P. J., Thory, C. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1817) Les Roses. Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, -24. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/50049695/.
MLA citation style:
Redouté, Pierre Joseph, Claude-Antoine Thory, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Les Roses. Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, -24, 1817. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/50049695/>.