Lot 51
  • 51

Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 GBP
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109,250 GBP
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Description

  • Pierre-Joseph Redouté
  • Rosa gallica granatus
  • Watercolour over pencil with touches of gum arabic, within gold framing lines, on vellum;
    signed in brown ink, lower left: P.J. Redouté.;
    the mount inscribed in gold: Rosa Gallica Granatus. and bears numbering in pencil, lower right: 32
  • 384 by 270 mm

Literature

P.-J. Redouté and C.-A. Thory, Les Roses, Paris 1817-24, vol. III, pp. 105-106, engraved by Langlois

Catalogue Note

One of several Gallica roses pictured by Redouté but now extinct; Redouté's painting is the only record of this beautiful flower, the modern name of which is Rosa 'Pomme de Grenade'.
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