Greystones Fine Interiors
Greystones Fine Interiors is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom
Rosa Alba Regalis Lithograph. After Pierre-Joseph Redoute. 1951
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) was one of the most talented botanical artists ever known. He is also possibly the most popular botanical artist in history - his sharpened observation and individual creativeness distinguishing him as a true artist as opposed to being an illustrator. Redouté was fortunate to become an artist who was patronized by the kings of France from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His profile also has a unique claim to fame. His status and reputation was enhanced in no small way due to his patronage by two of the premier first ladies of European history - Marie Antoinette and Josephine Bonaparte. His two most famous work was Les Roses (1817 - 21) with original watercolours now selling for several hundred thousand pounds each, original portfolios of his engravings for well over £500,000 and original chromolithographs several thousand pounds each. Redoute’s original watercolours are characterised by subtle gradations of tone and when exploring methods for accurately reproducing his paintings Redoute selected stipple engraving which produced simply astonishing and exquisite plates. The plates in Les Roses have artistic value, and botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared" Here we are delighted to offer a sublime, romantic, 'Rosa Alba Regalis' (A spreading rose, its branches green, with a pruinose bloom, armed with scattered slender or stout prickles of unequal size. Leaves with five leaflets; rachis downy, prickly beneath. Leaflets ovate, dull green and glabrous above, hairy beneath on the veins and slightly so on the blade, deeply and sharply toothed. Stipules broad, with narrow, spreading auricles. Pink-white flowers solitary or in threes.) very fine lithograph. Closer inspection of the flowers and plant shows the most incredible detailing, astonishing shading and graduation, incredible use of tone and colours. A plate which demonstrates a Master practicing his art - Extraordinary. The lithograph was printed by hand in 1954 by K.G. Lohse of Frankfurt, made using the original 'stipple' engraving plate from the hand of Pierre Joseph Redoute. This plate is near identical to those produced with Redoute's oversight, the tones, textures, details are astonishing. This is a very, very fine plate indeed. The lithograph is mounted in a bespoke handmade and hand-finished quality and gilded wooden frame with a confidently proportioned decorated mount. A fine gold fillet has been added as a very sophisticated contrast for the plate. The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour transparency and high U.V. absorption to protect the works. The archival materials and professional techniques used to protect and frame this work will ensure that it continues to be enjoyed for many decades to come. The framed Lithograph measures 49m tall by 41cm wide. The price shown does not include packaging and insured courier delivery which will be charged at cost (no profit made) and will be quoted before purchase. The work can be shipped within the UK or Internationally.
Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Rosa Alba Regalis Lithograph. After Pierre-Joseph Redoute. 1951 (LA335519) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950
Excellent and Fine
The price shown does not include postage and packaging which will be quoted separately strictly at cost. The artwork can be shipped both within the UK and also internationally.
This Rosa Alba Regalis Lithograph. After Pierre-Joseph Redoute. 1951 is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom