Nov 15, 2012

Brier Bush Rose or Dog Rose (Rosa Sepium Rosea)

Brier Bush Rose or Dog Rose (Rosa Sepium Rosea)


Pierre-Joseph Redouté

(French, 1759-1840)


Support: Vellum

Gift in the name of Warren H. Corning from his wife and children 1959.18



Les Roses was commissioned by the empress Josephine who, after marrying Napoleon Bonaparte in 1795, rebuilt the royal country estate Malmaison and its opulent gardens. An immense hothouse was constructed to shelter her magnificent collection of rare and exotic plants, which included 250 varieties of roses.

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DR - French
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