Paris. ( 1809).
TWO color stipple engravings, each plate size approx. 8 3/4 inches by 6 inches. Light foxing, generally clean and bright. The two prints are in conservation mats with identical decorative marble paper band ready for framing in a 12 x 16 inch frame (not provided); Ronce has accompanying text page in French. Exquisite stipple engravings, depicting flower and botanical details from "Plantes de la France" by J.H. Jaume Saint-Hilaire. The French were the masters of the botanical stipple engraving, which Redoute used to great effect. Dunthorne ("Flower and Fruit Prints") describes these as "small but exquisitely delicate plates of pure colour printing". The text for Ronce notes that the flower has been grown in Europe for about a century, and in 1739 was introduced to Great Britain. The text gives such information as countries where it grows ("the high mountains of Canada"), months of flowering, its uses and culture. No text sheet for the rose engraving. Item #43531
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