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DUFOUR, Augustine. L'Art de peindre les fleurs à l'aquarelle, précédé d'un traité de botanique élémentaire, et orné d'un choix des plus belles fleurs gravées, d'après les dessins de Mlle Augustine Dufour, élève de M. REDOUTE. 1834.

Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 

DUFOUR, Augustine. 

L'Art de peindre les fleurs à l'aquarelle, précédé d'un traité de botanique élémentaire, et orné d'un choix des plus belles fleurs gravées, d'après les dessins de Mlle Augustine Dufour, élève de M. REDOUTE. 

Paris, Lequien fils, 1834.

Folio (325x245 mm), (4)-148 pages and 36 colored plates.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine. A corner cropped on second cover. Booklets uncut. Paper with foxings and waterstains. A large waterstain on head corner of the las part of the book. the last leave have been formerly reinforced. 

Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 

First edition.
Redouté celebrated throughout Europe as the "Raphael of the Flowers" held a very popular painting course at the beginning of the 19th century. Augustine Dufour was one of his brilliant students, and it is on the strength of Redouté's teaching that she wrote her Art of painting flowers.
The style affiliation is particularly stupefying on plate 23 of the "Rosier à cent feuilles".

In support of the very beautiful planks of flowers, Dufour explains to us in his introduction the technique of preparing the colors and the support as she practiced it (and which therefore was practiced in Redouté's workshop). We will thus provide ourselves with Conté pencils n ° 1 and n ° 3 and cochineal carmine bought at Supersac, rue Neuve-Saint-Jean!.

Price : 1500 €

Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
Photo DUFOUR, Augustine. 
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