Learn about Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, court artist to Marie Antoinette and the Empress Josephine, with author and rose expert Ingrid Verdegem. She will discuss Redouté’s most famous botanical volume, ‘Les Roses,’ and his many other works produced during his career in the heady days of the French Revolution, the Reign of Terror and Napoleon. Verdegem will describe techniques used by Redouté and share examples of his works. Verdegem has produced articles, books, and exhibitions and has been a featured speaker at the International Heritage Rose Conference in Sakura, Japan.
This free program is presented by the Historic Rose Garden in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 4th at the Central Library West Meeting Room, 828 I St. Sacramento.