Rose, Anemone, Clematide

by Vintage Editions

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Artist Statement

Pierre-Joseph Redouté, famed painter and botanist, created this watercolor piece for the publication of his book, Choix des Plus Belle Fleurs: et des plus beaux fruits (Choice of the Most Beautiful Flowers and the most beautiful fruits). The book contained 144 paintings in total, a mere fraction of the thousands of plates Redouté published in his lifetime.

Redouté was born in the Southern Netherlands and came to Paris in his early twenties. While in the City of Lights he befriended botanists who encouraged him to join the field of botanical illustration. His paintings eventually caught the eye of Marie Antoinette, and Redouté became an official court artist just a few years later. He survived the turbulent political period following the abolition of the monarchy and gained international fame for his plates’ precision and detail. Over the course of his lifetime, Redouté produced over 2,100 published plates, many of which contained species never rendered before.

This trio portrays a rose, an anemone, and a clematis bloom.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Museo Portfolio Rag

Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50

Vintage Editions

For our Vintage Editions series, our curators scour historical archives for both timeless classics and heretofore unseen gems. These images come back to life as exhibition-quality prints now available to everyone. As a bonus, purchasing equals patronage: sales from Vintage Edition prints go towards supporting our growing roster of artists.
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