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Rosa parvi-flora.

Stock Code 90777

[c.1828].

Original price $63,480.00 - Original price $63,480.00
Original price $63,480.00
$63,480.00
$63,480.00 - $63,480.00
Current price $63,480.00
A gift from King Charles X to the Duchesse de Berry. a beautiful example of the work of 'the Raphael of flowers', the most celebrated botanical artist of his day; with a fine princely provenance.

Redoute's patrons included two Empresses and two Queens, and his prodigious talents placed him at the centre of French court life, both before and after the Revolution. He was appointed drawing master to Marie Antoinette, yet despite his connections to the Royal family he survived the Terror and went on to become the court and flower painter to Empress Joséphine. It was because of her patronage that Redouté undertook Les Liliacées, which together with Les Roses, constitute the artist's greatest works. Although Joséphine had died three years before the publication of Les Roses, it was the unequalled collection of roses on her estate at Malmaison that provided the artist with his inspiration.

Exhibited:
Paris, Musée de la Vie Romantique, Jardins romantiques français, du jardins des Lumières au parc romantique 1770 - 1840, 2011, no. 78;
Haarlem, Teylers Museum, Redoute's Roses, 2013, pp. 135 and 161, under Les Roses.

Watercolour over traces of black chalk on vellum, within gold framing lines; signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: P. J. Redouté.; 385 x 270 mm. (15 1/4 x 10 5/8 in).

Provenance

Provenance: Princess Maria Carolina Luisa de Bourbon, Duchesse de Berry, for whom purchased from the artist in 1828 by King Charles X of France and Navarre; Princess Teresa Cristina de Bourbon, Empress of Brazil, to whom sold by the Duchesse by 1854; probably by descent to her daughter, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil; probably by descent to her son, Prince Pierre d'Alcantara d'Orléans-Bragance; Mme Ulmann, her estate sale, Paris, Ader Picard and Tajan, 7 February 1990, lot 82.

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Rosa parvi-flora.

REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph.

Stock code: 90777

$63,480.00

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