Pierre-Joseph Redouté facts for kids
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Portrait by Louis Léopold Boilly
10 July 1759|
|Died||19 June 1840
|Resting place||Père Lachaise Cemetery|
|Education||Jardin du Roi|
|Known for||Botanical illustration|
|Awards||Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (1825)|
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (10 July 1759 – 19 June 1840), was a painter and botanist from the Southern Netherlands. He is known for his watercolours of roses, lilies and other flowers. He was nicknamed "the Raphael of flowers" and has been called the greatest botanical illustrator of all time. Many of the species he painted had never been illustrated before.
For fifty years, Redouté was the drawing teacher to French queens and princesses. He dedicated Choix des plus belles fleurs to two of his students, Louise and Marie d’Orléans. Later, Marie d’Orléans became the first queen of the Belgians.
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