The highest peak of Redoute’s artistic and botanical achievement… Among the most important monuments of botanical illustration ever to be published.” (Frans A. Stafleu, “Redoute – peintre de fleurs” in A Catalogue of Redouteana).
Redoute was at the height of his powers during the publication of Les Liliacees. It is easily the equal in accomplishment of its more popular successor, Les Roses. The work is broader than its title implies, including as it does petaloid monocotyledons in general belonging, for example to Commelinaceae, Bromeliaceae, Liliaceae, At this time, he had as patron and sponsor Josephine Bonaparte, who, on acquiring Malmaison and establishing a superb garden of rare plants there, required an artist of outstanding talent to record them.
Set of nine stipple-engraved plates of Amaryllis, printed in colours and finished by hand. Framed and glazed, overall size:
Nissen BBI 1597; Great Flower Books, p.71; Dunthorne 231; Stafleu TL2 8747; Hunt Redouteana 10
Stock ID: 98364