and had it framed about twenty years ago.
It has been on the wall in our bedroom ever since ( and that's through three moves!).
This is a simple print of an engraving by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840). He was a wonderful botanical painter and illustrator and his patrons included Marie Antoinette and later Josephine (wife of Napolean). He worked at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (the Natural History Museum) in Paris and also traveled to England to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to study. It was in England that he learned the color stipple engraving technique that he later perfected.
His botanical drawings are still loved today. In fact, you can even get a cross stitch chart for the Cumberland Rose here.
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