Pierre-Joseph Redoute

Called “the Raphael of Flowers” and the “Rembrandt of Roses” by contemporary writers, Pierre-Joseph Redoute enjoyed a long line of Royal patronage, including Empress Josephine (1763-1814) and Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-1793).  He was awarded the Order of Leopold from the country of his birth, Belgium, and was decorated with the Legion of Honor in Paris where he lived and worked. He collaborated with and was sought after by the foremost natural scientists and botanists of his time.

He was able to adapt to the turbulent political crises of his time with ease, but unable to handle his back taxes, rent, and other bills.  He died suddenly at the age of 80, in 1840, while working on a very large painting of a white lily that he hoped to sell to expunge his debts.

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I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and my two grown children who couldn't be farther away, and couldn't be any more wonderful than they are. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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