circa: Early 1900s
A pair of gilded wooden Frames with botanical prints of roses from the paintings of Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), famous Belgian painter and botanist.
Muted pinks and cool greens contrast nicely against the beige toned paper. One print features old fashioned roses, with their open faces and ample thorns, showing buds and full blooms. The other displays a big, showy rose with so many petals that it resembles a lush peony. It, too, is backed by five large buds ready to bloom. The shading and coloration give the look of real depth. The names of the roses and the artist are printed below the images in lovely, black script. Simple, thin gilt wood frames enclose the prints.
Condition: Very good. A little color fading.
Some foxing on the paper, more pronounced on the smaller roses. Lots of gilt wear on the frames.
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