Auction of the week

By Rosanna Holmes,
18th July 2011 - 10:08
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Printed Books & Maps, Dominic Winter, Gloucestershire 20th July
 
If you loved the botanical print we gave away in the August issue of Homes & Antiques (don't forget there are still four more to come), you’ll covet a collection of intricate botanical illustrations by the highly regarded Belgian painter and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redoute, which goes under the hammer this week.

Expect all sorts of rose varieties, from blooming pastel pinks to vibrant yellows, in the selection of 160 bound images that is expected to fetch £8,000-£12,000.

Redoute’s accuracy and attention to detail makes his work unrivalled even to this day; his illustrations were recently printed on dresses and jackets for a Stella McCartney collection. 
01285 860006; dominic-winter.co.uk