Opaque Watercolor after Pierre Joseph
This painting is offered from our own personal collection.
We purchased this painting, unframed, about thirty-five years ago.
At the time, we owned a gallery with framing facilities so we framed
it for ourselves. It's still in excellent condition, no damage, and
no fading since we used conservation materials in the
Pierre Redoute is recognized as the finest floral and botanical
painter who ever lived. His biographical information is widely available
on the internet. Just Google his name. In Paris, between1827 and 1833,
he published a huge collection of his illustrations as "Choix des Plus Belles
Fleurs". They were stipple engravings, printed mostly in color but
with some added hand coloring.
His art is still extremely popular today, but primarily for
decorative purposes. You can find many of his works as cheap modern
prints on the internet for less than $20., but his original engravings sell
in the range of $1,500.00. We have no idea what his original paintings
might be worth, if in fact, any are available.
This however, is an original painting but certainly not by
him. What it is, is a fantastic copy, executed in opaque watercolor
by a highly skilled artist. The painting is so fine, that it has to
be examined with a jeweler's loupe to find any
We've taken it out of the frame to photograph it without
the glass, cleaned the glass and refitted it with a clean dust cover.
It has hooks and a wire and is ready for you to hang and display and
Painting size (mat opening):
8-1/2" x 7-1/8"
Overall w/frame: 15-3/4" x 14-1/2"