While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Sorbus domesstica RDB34 $295
Each print measures approximately 12 1/2
by 18 1/4 inches.
Please note full margins not shown.
We are pleased to offer a beautiful original hand
colored mezzotint engraving by Redoute and published by
Duhamel Du Monceau (1700-1782), from his
difficult-to-acquire work entitled Traite des Abres et Arbustes.
Duhamel Du Monceau was an important 18th c. French naval
engineer and botanist. The work is familiarly known as
the "Nouveau Duhamel," as it was issued as an homage to
Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau's important
eighteenth-century treatise. The prints from this work
illustrate flowering trees and shrubs, delicately drawn
and colored. The skillful use of stipple engraving and
color printing, as well as the handsome draftsmanship
make the images Redouté's distinctive production.
Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) is considered by many
the most important of all
botanical painters. Redouté worked in the Royal French
court before the Revolution, which he survived to become
the chief artists and "professeur" at Le Jardin des
Plantes, and eventually flourishing under the patronage
of Josephine. As a student of the great artist van
Spaendonck, Redouté employed the newly invented method
of stipple in his publications. Stipple was an engraving
process in which the image was composed of a series of
dots on a copper plate, and then tinting was added to
the plate itself. This process, so expertly applied by
Langlois, gives the works of Redouté their unusual
softness and distinctive feel. Rarely are technical
skill, artistic talent and botanical knowledge seen to
complement one another so well as in Redouté's works.
The overall condition of the plates is very good. They
all have full margins and full
contemporary (original) coloring. The years have been
very good to these particular plates as you can see.
Printed on thick stock paper, these plates have amazing
detail. They frame very well and look great individually
or in a grouping.
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