Ephemera

Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Did you enjoy my creative crafting printable bookpages recently?

Both books were found via the Open Library, and today I’m going to share another Open Library book with you, and how you can download high resolution images from the site yourself.

Below are some examples of gorgeous floral plates  from the 1833 book: “Choix des plus belles fleurs et des plus beaux fruits par P.J. Redouté”.

Pierre-Jospeh Redouté was a Belgian painter, nicknamed “the Raphael of flowers”. Wikipedia says about him:

He was an official court artist of Queen Marie Antoinette, and he continued painting through the French Revolution and Reign of Terror. Redouté survived the turbulent political upheaval to gain international recognition for his precise renderings of plants, which remain as fresh in the early 21st century as when first painted.

Click on book title or the illustration below, and your browser will open the Open Library viewer:

Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable

Notice the hand tool, where you can flip through the other pages of the book, and the zoom tool. The zoom tool is essential if you want to download high quality versions of the images. The above view is TWO images. This is how you download the left image:

  1. Zoom in on the left image as close as it gets (this is not a comfortable view on my screen!)
  2. Right click on the image and choose download.

If you don’t zoom in as close as possible, you will have only half the size on the download, or even smaller!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the book, for you to get a feeling of what you will find, it has lots more 😀

* * * ROSES * * *

Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable

* * * FLOWERS * * *

Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable   Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable  Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable  Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable

* * * FRUIT * * *

Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printableWings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printableWings of Whimsy: Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté - with tutorial on how to use Open Library #antique #vintage #roses #flowers #florals #ephemera #printable

Redouté was one remarkable artist! He is forever linked with depicting roses, but he also painted lots of other stunning florals and fruit 🙂

I hope you will feel inspired to go explore Open Library. There are millions of antique books to read and download from. Again, it takes patience, patience, patience to find the best treasures, unfortunately a lot of the books added early (more than 2 years ago) are microfilm or poor scans where the image quality is nothing much.

If you want a tested and recommended Open Library list to start out with, I have compiled one for myself, that I’m happy to share with you:

Treasury of Gunnvor Karita – My Main List on Open Library

Love&Light

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9 thoughts on “Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté

  1. These are just too beautiful. Can just envision them printed and with a tiny drop of Crystal Lacquer here and there for fresh dew drops. Thank you so much for your generous sharing

    1. You are welcome Diane 🙂 I’m making you guys do the download-work yourselves, but I’m hoping to have pointed to an extraordinary source of public domain material 😀

  2. Thank you, Gunnvor! I have used Open Library, but obviously need to delve a little deeper… I truly appreciate you sharing 🙂 I’ve used some of Redouté’s art, and am a huge admirer of his work. Thank you for highlighting one of my favorite artists 🙂

    1. Thank you Megan, Open Library is amazing 🙂 I’ve been in there so much lately, that I almost forget to blog or craft…lol My “Treasury”-list on Open Library has lots of the great finds bookmarked, I think you would enjoy it as a starting point for exploring further. I also have a second list with lot’s of fairy tale and childrens’ books, let me know if you are interested, and I’ll dig up the link for you 🙂 xoxoxo

      1. Thanks ~ I’ve been exploring the books on your list (so many possibilities!), and would love the second list, if it’s not too much trouble 🙂

  3. Hi there. Do you still use this account? I’d love to know where I can find images of PJ Redoute’s work in the public domain I can use? Are the ones you’ve included here public domain?
    Ailen

    1. These images are in the public domain. If you follow my instructions in this post, you will find many more images on Open Library that are also in the public domain 🙂 Best of luck! xoxoxo

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