Saturday, March 6, 2010

Livre de Fleurs










About the book:
"These 17th-century plates depict garden flowers such as irises and tulips along with songbirds and insects. Elaborately curled banners display pre-Linnaean Latin names. According to Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi in An Oak Spring Flora (Upperville, Oak Spring Garden Library, 1997), L’Anglois worked not only as an artist and engraver but also as a bookseller and art dealer who eventually opened a shop in Paris where he produced engraved prints.
The title page for Livre de Fleurs was designed by L’Anglois and engraved by German engraver Léonard Gaultier (1561–1641), who also worked in Paris. The plates were all drawn and engraved by L’Anglois himself, emphasizing the decorative aspects of the flora and fauna depicted.
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The book is available as a PDF file.

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3 comments:

Moises said...

I love the plate with the owl the most , thank you Ulla for always opening my eyes and heart to the things in life which are most beautiful!

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Belgique said...

these are so beautiful. I am thinking of printing these and using them as decoration for my room. thank you for sharing