After Abbe Laurent Berlese (Act. 1839-1843), French
CAMELLIA’S (FROM ICONOGRAPHIE DU GENRE CAMELLIA)
Two colour stipple engravings engraved by Oudet. Printed by N. Rémond in Paris between 1839-1843.
Plate 11.8" x 9.1" — 30 x 23 cm.; 22.5" x 19" — 57.2 x 48.3 cm.
The “Iconographie du Genre Camellia ou Description et Figures des Camellia Les Plus Beaux et Les Plus Rares” depicting three hundred varieties of the flower is the most important and definitive work on camellias. The camellias were grown in the gardens and hothouses of Abbe Laurent Berlese. These extremely rare, fine stippled engravings were drawn by J. J. Jung and engraved after him by several artists including Dumenil, Gabriel and Oudet.
Department: International Art