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BUCHOZ, Pierre Joseph.

Les Fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses: a set of Chinese flowers.

Stock Code
89755
ParisLacombe, 1776
£9,500

A fine collection of highly decorative flowers engraved after Chinese drawings, with contemporary hand-colouring. Published in the Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des Fleurs les plus Belles et les plus Curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les Jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe, they feature pale blue skies, rocky backgrounds, and often birds, butterflies, insects or animals; many plates have captions in Chinese characters below the border. Buchoz was the first European to copy the oriental style in this way.

The second half of the eighteenth century saw a boom in natural history publications in France fuelled by such works as Buffon's Histoire Naturelle. The accession of Louis XVI in 1774 was followed by a relaxation in the regulation of the book trade making it easier for authors to publish their own works. No other writer was to take such copious advantage of these two developments as Pierre-Joseph Buchoz

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Description

Twelve hand-coloured engraved plates with printed Chinese captions. Overall dimensions: 49.8 by 36 cm by 3cm, framed and glazed.

Bibliography

Nissen BBI 282; Dunthorne 60; Pritzel 1326.

Stock ID:89755

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