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Redouté, "Rose" Paperweight

REF CU800200 EAN 3336728591481

 Redouté, "Rose" Paperweight

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Redouté, "Rose" Paperweight

Born in 1759 in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté moved to Paris in 1782. He was introduced at Versailles in 1788, and received the title of painter and draughtsman to the Queen's Cabinet. He continued to receive increasing support and protection from important figures: Marie-Antoinette first of all, then the Empress Joséphine, the Empress Marie-Louise, and finally Queen Marie-Amélie.

Titles followed one another: draughtsman at the Académie des Sciences, official painter to the Empress Joséphine, professor of painting to the Empress Marie-Louise, master of drawing at the Museum of Natural History, painter of flowers to the Cabinet of Queen Marie-Amélie.

Pierre-Joseph Redouté collaborated with the greatest botanists of the time, particularly Lamarck, and contributed to a large number of scientific works. Nicknamed the "Raphael of Flowers", his watercolour paintings, particularly of roses, the favourite flowers of the Empress Joséphine, are still famous; the transparency of the colours and their tones are of an unequalled quality. His three volumes dedicated to roses (1817 - 1824), the favourite flowers of the Empress Joséphine, were hugely successful and were reprinted several times.

Size
Ø 8 cm
Ø 3.14"
Packaging
Cardboard box
Origin
Rosier du Pont/Rosa gallica Pontiana, 1821
Material of the original
Print
Museum
Paris - Réunion des musées nationaux- Grand Palais, Paris - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Themes
Flowers
Material
Glass
Art movement
19th century
Artist
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)
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