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  Empire Elegance: the age of Redouté
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Empire Elegance: The Age of Redouté
February 12-April 25, 2010

In an age when art and science had not yet diverged and documenting the visual world was still an artist’s crucial role, French printing was preeminent. In the turbulent political environment of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, natural history artists and skilled printers in Paris created works of unparalleled refinement.

Empire Elegance: The Age of Redouté
Histoire Naturelle des Orangers
Joseph Antoine Risso and
Antoine Poiteau
Paris 1818–1822
color-printed stipple engravings
 
Empire Elegance: The Age of Redouté
Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets
François Levaillant
Paris 1801-1805
color-printed stipple engravings
 
Empire Elegance: The Age of Redouté
Histoire Naturelle des Orangers
Joseph Antoine Risso and
Antoine Poiteau
Paris 1818–1822
color-printed stipple engravings

 

 

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