Gnaphalium diosmaefolium Stipple engraving by Pierre Joseph Redoute

Gnaphalium Diosmaefolium a stipple engraving is a fine antique print. Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) left home oa the age of thirteen in search of a career as a botanical artist and went on to become the official court artist Marie Antionette and later for Empress Josephine. He eventually created 2100 images depicting over 1800 different species many of which were unknown. The newly invented stipple engraving technique proved to be a perfect medium for Redoute to convey the beauty and elegance of the plants and flowers of the world.

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