Tea. Stipple engraving. Pierre Joseph Redoute.

Tea. Stipple engraving.

Duhamel Du Monceau, Ca. 1800. Original hand colored stipple engraving from the 'Traite des Abres et Arbustes'. Belgian artist Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) one of the most important botanical painters of his time, was the official court artist of Queen Marie Antoinette. He employed the newly developed process of stipple engraving, a process in which the image was composed of a series of dots on a copper plate. Color was added 'a la poupee'; applied with rags directly to the plate each time the plate is printed. The result is an individual work of art and stunning example of a long-lost printing technique. Engraved by Jean Marie Mixelle. With T. 2. No. 6 at the top of the engraving. Image size 9 x 12". Very good. Item #16214

Price: $475.00

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