Pierre Joseph Redouté

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Pierre Joseph Redouté
1759-1840
Rosa rubrifolia
Watercolor over pencil on vellum.
15 7/16 x 10 5/8 inches (392 x 271 mm)
Gift of Edwin de T. Bechtel, 1953.
1953.6
Inscription: 
Signed at lower left, in gold, "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. I, opp. p. 32. There is another preparatory sheet for the same publication in the collection of the Library (Acc. No. 1953.7).

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