Irise de Perse, Semidouble and Giroflée Blanche No.3


Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1711 – 1771)
Irise de Perse, Semidouble and Giroflée Blanche No.3 (ca. 1612)
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Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1711 – 1771) was a French engraver and cartographer and the nephew of Nicolas-Henri Tardieu. Nicolas-Henry was King Louis XV’s royal engraver, and from his uncle Pierre learned the craft of engraving.

He has produced many historical and genre works, including flora.

  • illustration: rare engraving with Irise de Perse, Giroflée blanche and Semidouble. From the book Nouveau livre de fleurs after a drawing by Maurice Jacques
  • year: ca. 1612
  • quality: good; buts at top right, tear in margin at left and a few spots (foxing). Foxing is a localized deterioration of paper made before the mid-nineteenth century, so-called rag paper. This paper often contained small metal particles that rusted under the influence of moisture.
  • signed: no
  • image size: 27.8 x 18.6 cm | 10.9 x 7.3 in (h x w)
  • sheet or frame size: 40.1 x 27.5 cm | 15.8 x 10.8 in (h x w)

17th century


copper engraving





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