Ononis fruticosa. Ononis ligneux. SHRUBBY RESTHARROW.

Ononis fruticosa. Ononis ligneux.

Redoute, P.J. (illus). Mlle. Brenet (engraved by).
Paris. Ca. 1801- 1819.
Stipple engraving printed in color with added hand color, plate 9 x 12 inches on sheet 10 x 16 inches. Includes two accompanying text sheets. Very faint light foxing (mainly outside plate area), soft embossed area from old paperclip to upper left corner. Very good condition. A gorgeous print highlighting the artistry of Pierre Joseph Redoute in combination with the subtle technique of stipple engraving. The celebrated botanical artist Redoute (1759-1840) had the distinction of receiving the patronage of Marie Antoinette before the French Revolution as well as that of the Empress Josephine following the Reign of Terror. This fine example of botanical art was published in "Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en france en pleine terre. Seconde edition 'nouveau Duhamel' considerablement augmentee" (Dunthorne 243) which documented trees and shrubs cultivated in France. This is plate 36 from Volume 2. Item #41056

Price: $400.00

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