Gift in the name of Warren H. Corning from his wife and children 1959.15
Pierre-Joseph Redouté's life ended at age 81, when he had a stroke while examining a lily.
Born in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté was trained by his father and began a ten-year career as an itinerant artist at age 13. He joined his brother in Paris working on theater sets and decorations, but his true love was flower painting, such as this drawing. Redouté achieved an international reputation for his botanical illustrations and enjoyed a long, successful career.
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