This fine watercolor was sold in London on July 5th.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Saint-Hubert 1759-1840 Paris)
A blue iris, a geranium and a white poppy
signed 'P. J. Redouté'
pencil, watercolour on vellum, (23.2 x 17.3 cm.)
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 - 1840), was a Belgian painter and botanist, known for his watercolours of roses, lilies and other flowers. He was nicknamed "The Raphael of flowers".
Becoming acquainted with the work of Flemish and Dutch flower painters Jan I Brueghel, Rachel Ruysch, Jan van Huysum, Jan Davidszoon de Heem, and Cornelis van Spaendonck, Redoute became an heir to the tradition.
From 1817 to 1824 he produced the work that was to become the peak of his success, namely the monography "Les Roses" in an excellent print by Firmin Didot.
If you are intending to buy an original very rare, large paper copy of this book, click here.
The price is about : 950,000 US$. (3 vol., 1817-1824)
Musée Pierre-Joseph Redouté
Rue Redouté - 11
6870 Saint Hubert - Belgique
for info click Musée.
copyright: Christie's London.