Seashells, Redoute Henri-Joseph, Histoire Naturelle, Mitre, Coquilles Univalves, Plate 370, c1791-1797

Seashells, Redoute Henri-Joseph, Histoire Naturelle, Mitre, Coquilles Univalves, Plate 370, c1791-1797

Regular price $350.00 Sale

Date: c1791-1797

Artist: Redoute, Henri-Joseph

Engraver: Robert Benard

Paper Size: 210 x 295mm

Print Size: 175 x 255mm

Condition: very good

Technique: Copperplate engraving with hand colouring

Price: $350

Description: Late 18C engraving of Shells from Histoire Naturelle

 Biography: Henri-Joseph Redoute (1766-1852)

Brother of the great botanical artist Pierre Joseph Redoute

Henri-Joseph Redoute was a French artist, brother of the great botanical artist Pierre Joseph Redoute. Henri-Joseph was invited to accompany napoleon on the 1798 invasion of Egypt as a savant to capture the country that Napoleon passed through

Henri Joseph functioned primarily as a zoological artist. Many of his sketches were engraved during this trip and used as illustrations for the "Description de L'Egypte" that napoleon commissioned from the artists who accompanied him