French Botanical prints by Pierre Redoubte
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I found 10 of these beauties in Poitou - Charente and fell in love with them. they are all named and have Pierre Redoubte on each one.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the most talented botanical artists ever known.
He is also possibly the most popular botanical artist in history.
Many people first become interested in botanical art after seeing reproductions of his paintings of roses, lilies and other flowers.
He was born in 1759 in what is now Belgium and died in June 1840.
Redouté was fortunate to become an artist who was patronized by the kings of France from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe.
His profile also has a unique claim to fame. His status and reputation was enhanced in no small way due to his patronage by two of the premier first ladies of European history - Marie Antoinette and Josephine Bonaparte