Many people, like me, will have first become interested in botanical art because of the paintings of roses, lilies and other flowers produced by Pierre Redoute. He is one of the most talented botanical artists ever known.
Redoute was fortunate to become an artist who was patronized by the kings of France from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His two famous books were
- Les Liliacees (1802 - 15) which contained 500 plates of lilies.
- Les Roses (1817 - 21) He was known for his roses and his series of rose paintings are considered to be his finest work.
His work continues to be very popular and is widely reproduced.
"Clerodendrum viscosum" by Pierre-Joseph Redouté From : Jardin de la Malmaison (1801)
"Rosa moschata'' by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 - 1840)
Pierre-Joseph Redoute: Lilium superbum Lithographie, Les Liliacees