Pancrace Bessa

Size: 9 x 12 inches - Original Stipple Engravings
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Flore des Jardiniers
Lady Tulip
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes001

Flore des Jardiniers
Didier's Tulip
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes002

Flore des Jardiniers
Wild Tulip
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes003

Flore des Jardiniers
Turkish Tulip
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes004

Flore des Jardiniers
Turkish Tulip
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes005

Flore des Jardiniers
Tree Peony
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes006

Flore des Jardiniers
Blue Water Lily
Date: 1836
Price: $425
Print Code: Bobes007

Flore des Jardiniers
Umbrella Magnolia
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes008

Flore des Jardiniers
W. Indian Raspberry
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes009

Flore des Jardiniers
Chinese Sacred Lily
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes010

Flore des Jardiniers
Chinese Sacred Lily
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes011

Flore des Jardiniers
Campernelle Jonquil
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes012

Flore des Jardiniers
Nerium Oleander
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes013

Flore des Jardiniers
Nerium Oleander
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes014

Flore des Jardiniers
Hairy Alpine Rose
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes015

Flore des Jardiniers
Rose Bay
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes016

Flore des Jardiniers
Tree Rhododendrons
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes017

Flore des Jardiniers
Yulan Magnolia
Date: 1836
Price: $395
Print Code: Bobes018

Flore des Jardiniers
Rose of Provence
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes019

Flore des Jardiniers
Cabbage Rose
Date: 1836
Price: $495
Print Code: Bobes020

Flore des Jardiniers
Banksia Rose
Date: 1836
Price: $425
Print Code: Bobes021

Flore des Jardiniers
Primrose
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes022

Flore des Jardiniers
Oxlip
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes023

Flore des Jardiniers
Pronitens Primrose
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes024

Flore des Jardiniers
Auricula Primrose
Date: 1836
Price: $325
Print Code: Bobes025

These beautiful stipple engravings have been selected from a French work entitled "Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers", published in Paris in 1836 under the supervision of Mordant de Launay and J.L.A. Loiseleur Deslongchamps.

Pancrace Bessa (1772 – after 1834) was a French natural history artist, best known for his botanical illustrations. Bessa was a student of the great engraver Gerard Van Spaendonck and worked alongside Pierre-Joseph Redouté, some of whose influence shows in Bessa's detailed and delicate treatment of his subjects. He was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons between 1806 and 1831.
Bessa's favourite subjects were fruit and flowers, with occasional digressions to birds and mammals.
In 1816, the Duchesse de Berry daughter-in-law ofKing Charles X of France extended her patronage to him, which led to his giving painting lessons to the de Berry family.
Bessa also worked on the French royal watercolour collection on vellum the Velins du Roi from 1823 until his death.

In the early nineteenth century, Bessa, Redouté, Jean-Louis Prévost raised France to pre-eminence in the genre of botanical painting. Bessa developed a masterful use of stipple engraving technique, an essential part of colour printing. Bessa and Redoute collaborated on the Histoire des Arbres Forestiers de L'Amerique Septentrionale, which appeared between 1810 and 1813. He prepared some 572 watercolours for L'Herbier Général de L'Amateur by Mordant de Launey and Loiseleur Longchamp, which appeared between 1810 and 1826.
Description des Plantes cultivees a Malmaison a Navarre used 9 of Bessa's illustrations and 54 by Redouté.

Bessa’s final work was Flore des Jardiniers, published in 1836.