Date of Work
Hand colored stippling, engraved print
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Abbé Laurent Berlèse was an Italian priest who became the greatest camellia scholar of the nineteenth century. Berlèse initially took interest in the flower when he moved to Paris to serve as a chaplain. He continued his studies of flowers for forty years in Paris, having been provided with his own greenhouses to cultivate the camellias. Berlèse created many drawings and prints of the flowers for his studies, for the purpose of authoring a book about his research, which later became highly sought-after works of art. His book first released in 1837 and is the origin of the classification system for the many varieties of camellias.
Featured in, "PICKED: A Selection of Treasures from the Permanent Collections" at the Empire Art Center March 2022 - September 2022
Botanical print of a pink rose.
Camellia Maestosa, Audubon print
Rose, flower, botanical
Accrections on front, some creasing, Custom framed in archival materials
Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”