Flowers
Botanicals after Daniel Rabel

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Flowering Cactus, Plate 62

Flowering Cactus, Plate 62

Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet), Plate 40

Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet), Plate 40

Pink and Blue Lilies, Plate 30

Pink and Blue Lilies, Plate 30

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Detail of Flowering Cactus

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Detail of Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet)

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Detail of Pink and Blue Lilies

Purple flowering potted plant, Plate 23

Purple flowering potted plant, Plate 23

Purple flowering bulbous plant, Plate 25

Purple flowering bulbous plant, Plate 25

Tiger Lilies, Plate 34

Tiger Lilies, Plate 34

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Detail of Purple flowering potted plant

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Detail of Purple flowering bulbous plant

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Detail of Tiger Lilies

Daniel Rabel (1578-1637) (after)
Flowering Cactus, Plate 62
Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet), Plate 40
Purple flowering potted plant, Plate 23
Purple flowering bulbous plant, Plate 25
Pink and Blue Lilies, Plate 30
Tiger Lilies, Plate 34

from Histoire Generale...A la quelle on a joint une troisieme partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs, telles que des Plantes bulbeuses, Liliacees, caryophilees, &c
Desnos, Paris: c. 1771
Hand-colored engraving
17 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches, sheet size average
13 1/2 x 8 inches, image
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These engravings originally were published in Theatrum Florae in Paris in 1622 as a collection of plates of the most beautiful flowering plants available in early 17th century Europe. They were republished in this late 18th Century edition. Each print is based on an original work by Daniel Rabel, one of the leading originators of the art of botanical painting.

Rabel seems to have been the first artist commissioned by Gaston d'Orleans, brother of Louis XIII, to document his botanical collection. Other artists later contributed to the project, notably Nicolas Robert (1614-1685), which eventually numbered over 6,000 watercolors, which are known as the Velins du Museum and reside in the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, in Paris.

According to scholar Wilfrid Blunt, an album of Rabel's drawings are "one of the miracles of early flower painting."


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