Pierre-Joseph redouté (July 10, 1759 St. Hubert, Belgium - June 19, 1840 Paris), French painter and Illustrator, wrote "Les Roses" together with th botanist Claude-Antoine Thory.
[From Annales de la Société d'Horticulture de Paris
, 1827, p. 10:] Comité des végétaux d'agrément de pleine terre, d'orangerie et de serres...M. Redouté ainé, Peintre, Professeur d'Iconographie au Museum d'Histoire naturelle.
[From Roses: Old Roses and Species Roses
, by Elonore Cruse, p. 12:] Pierre-Joseph Redouté spent seven years producing his three-volume masterpiece entitled Les Roses
[From Roses: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia..., by Peter Beales, p. 25: during the Revolution,] Redouté somehow managed to sit on the fence, working for both factions at various times throughout his career...
[From The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, p. 9:] From 1817 to 1824 Redouté was producing his monumental work Les Roses, with text by Thory, and this really marks the beginning of our present appreciation of the rose.