Exquisite Watercolour depicting a View of a Collection of Summer Flowers.
This unframed Watercolour on paper although unsigned is in our opinion by Redoute. Was discovered in a Dublin auction house several years ago, when found it was framed in a very distressed gilt frame which was disposed of, the saved backing card boards help to show its authenticity, please view all images for this. Parke Bernet Galleries was acquired by Sotheby's during the 1980s.
Height: (entire) 24" (61cm). Width: 19" (48cm).
Height: (as edited main image) 18" (46cm). Width: 13.5" (34.5cm).
Condition: Very good clear fresh unfaded colours.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)
Pierre-Joseph Redouté was born in 1759 at St Hubert in modern Belgium to an artistic family. Having learned the basics of his profession from his father, he continued his training as a painter in Liège. As a travelling portraitist he visited Holland, where he admired the floral still lifes of artists such as Jan van Huysum. In 1782 Redouté settled in Paris, where he learned the art of engraving. In 1787 Redouté began working for the bibliophile and botanist Charles-Louis de Brutelle (1747-1800). He employed stipple engraving for his botanical prints.