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Flower Drawings: Redouté and his Pupils

A beautiful summer exhibition of flower drawings by Joseph-Pierre Redouté and his pupils.

The 'Raphael of flowers', Joseph-Pierre Redouté (1759-1840), internationally famous for his prints of roses and lilies, was the finest botanical draughtsman of his age. He worked for both Marie-Antoinette and the Empress Joséphine.

His school of botanical drawing in Paris had over 80 pupils, the majority of them women, several of whom became professional painters of flowers whose work is shown here.

The exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of Julie Ribault's watercolour, painted in 1830, of Redouté's school of botanical drawing in the Salle Buffon of the Jardin des Plantes, exhibited here for the first time since it was shown at the Paris Salon of 1831.

Tue 19 July 2011 to Sun 30 October 2011
Shiba Gallery (14)



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