French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) trustworthy himself solely to taking pictures the range of flowering crops in watercolor art work that have been then printed as copper engravings, with cautious botanical descriptions. The darling of rich Parisian consumers together with Napoleon’s spouse Josephine, he was once dubbed “the Raphael of Flora,” and is considered to at the moment as a grasp of botanical representation.

This chic catalogue brings in combination all engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Choice of the So much Gorgeous Flora) and probably the most remarkable photographs from The Lilies. Providing a colourful assessment of Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and good looks, it is usually a privileged glimpse into the fantastic gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.