Pierre Joseph Redouté

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Pierre Joseph Redouté
1759-1840
Rosa pimpinelli-folia inermis
Watercolor over pencil, on vellum.
15 3/16 x 10 1/2 inches (385 x 268 mm)
Gift of Edwin de T. Bechtel, 1953.
1953.7
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Signed at lower left in brown ink, "P. J. Redouté".
Provenance: 
King Louis XVIII; Duchesse de Berry; her sale; Orleans-Braganza family; sale 1949; Pierre Beres Inc.; Edwin de T. Bechtel.
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This is a preparatory drawing for "Les Roses", 1817-24, Vol. III, opp. p. 24. There is another preparatory sheet for the same publication in the collection of the Library (Acc. No. 1953.6).

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