Pierre-Joseph Redouté watercolour flowers
An exhibition of Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s watercolours of flowers was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in October 2023.
Belgium-born Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) moved to Paris in 1782 at the age of 23, where he joined his older brother Antoine painting scenery for theatres. In Paris, he met several botanists who suggested a career in botanical drawings.
Redouté was known for his paintings of the roses of the Château de Malmaison in France.
Photographed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 2023.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls