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Bouquets

£17.99

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'Jean Louis Prevost lived and worked during the latter half of the eighteenth century, and exhibited his first pictures in Paris when still only a boy. With his elder brother he was responsible for the twelve volume Hortus Cellenses. An artist of the great sensitivity and botanical fidelity, prevost was also a master of composition, who could unerringly blend the finest hot-house specimen with the simplest bloom of the field or hedgerow to produce posies worthy of any home where flowers are used for decoration. He found his ideal collaborator in Charles Louis Ruotte (a pupil of Bartolozzi) who made the fine engravings reproduced in this book, from the original watercolours which are now in the Coburg Ducal Library. The plates in this magnificent portfolio have been reproduced by craftsmen using the latest techniques in colour printing. They offer an enchanting combination of sophisticated and simple wild flowers, and all those interested in flower arrangement will find in them a valuable guide to the achievement of striking effects. They are ideally suited to serve either as a beautiful addition to the collector's library or to adorn the walls of a contemporary living room.'
Overall in good condition, some rubbing to the corners and a mark on the front cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Prevost, Jean Louis
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Macdonald & Co., London (1960)
Title:
Bouquets

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'Jean Louis Prevost lived and worked during the latter half of the eighteenth century, and exhibited his first pictures in Paris when still only a boy. With his elder brother he was responsible for the twelve volume Hortus Cellenses. An artist of the great sensitivity and botanical fidelity, prevost was also a master of composition, who could unerringly blend the finest hot-house specimen with the simplest bloom of the field or hedgerow to produce posies worthy of any home where flowers are used for decoration. He found his ideal collaborator in Charles Louis Ruotte (a pupil of Bartolozzi) who made the fine engravings reproduced in this book, from the original watercolours which are now in the Coburg Ducal Library. The plates in this magnificent portfolio have been reproduced by craftsmen using the latest techniques in colour printing. They offer an enchanting combination of sophisticated and simple wild flowers, and all those interested in flower arrangement will find in them a valuable guide to the achievement of striking effects. They are ideally suited to serve either as a beautiful addition to the collector's library or to adorn the walls of a contemporary living room.'
Overall in good condition, some rubbing to the corners and a mark on the front cover.

Author(s):
Prevost, Jean Louis
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Macdonald & Co., London (1960)
Title:
Bouquets

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