In the Style of Madeleine Francoise Basseporte (28 April 1701 - September 1780). These Seven Botanical Prints are wonderfully situated together or apart. A cream matt with green trimming captures the matting that frames the art. Impeccably done.
Basseporte, a French painter who died in Paris and a pupil of Claude Aubriet - her work being so refined and her precocious talent lead to her replacing him as the Royal Painter after his death. The king Louis XV of France commissioned Madeleine to teach the princesses how to paint. The eighteenth and nineteenth century regarded botanicals as both appealing and scientifically valid. These beautifully gilt framed and matted botanicals depict the minute aspects of the subject while rendering the accuracy and craft of the illustrator and the illustrators plates. As viewed by the Linnaean Society and Kew Gardens, botanicals represent the importance of botanists and their institutions.
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Set of 7 Botanical Prints style of Madeleine Francoise Basseporte
|IN THE STYLE OF:||Madeleine Françoise Basseporte (Illustrator)|
IN THE STYLE OF: Aesthetic Movement
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1950's
|WEAR:||Wear consistent with age and use|
|HEIGHT:||22 in. (56 cm)|
|WIDTH:||18 in. (46 cm)|
|DEPTH:||1 in. (3 cm)|