The Fruit and Flower prints shown on this page are based on the illustrations of
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), one of the best known - and most respected - botanical
artists in Europe in the early 1800s.
The prints were part of a folio originally published in 1827 and selected by
Redouté as some of the most beautiful paintings of his career. The folio was
published with the title Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs et des Plus Beaux Fruits.
These prints are from a mid-1950s folio
published in England with the printing by K. G. Lohse of Frankfurt. Regarded as
some of the best reproductions of Redouté's work, the prints are produced on heavy paper
stock, include the "plate mark", and names of each variety of fruit or flower,
as originally appeared in Redouté's work.
The preface to this series notes two reasons
that Redouté published the folio. The first was that he was in urgent need of
money. The other reason was that as a Professor of Botanical Art he wanted to
demonstrate to his students that a botanically correct study need not be dull but rather a
creation of beauty.
|Price per print:
||Print Only: $55
||Framing & Matting
||Print Only: 11 x 16 inches
||Matted: 16 x 20 inches
|Type of print:
||Original color print
||Includes copy of accompanying text