Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon's Botanical Art

Showcasing masterworks from one of the world's great private libraries devoted to the plant world, Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon's Botanical Art will be on view in the William D. Rondina and Giovanni Foroni LoFaro Gallery of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library from October 8, 2016, to February 12, 2017. Ranging from the 14th through the 20th centuries, the nearly 80 works on display are from the Oak Spring Garden Library, which the late Rachel Lambert ("Bunny") Mellon founded on her estate in Upperville, Virginia. Many are being publicly exhibited for the first time.

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[Southern magnolia], ca. 1737
Georg Dionysius Ehret (German, 1708-70); Bodycolor on vellum
Oak Spring Garden Library
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Pot of Flowers II, 1958
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973); Colored lithograph
Oak Spring Garden Library
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Dandelion, 1990
Sophie Grandval (French, b. 1936); Oil on canvas
Oak Spring Garden Library
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Flowers of Poetry, 1890-95
Henri Rousseau (Le Douanier) (French, 1844-1910); Oil on canvas
Oak Spring Garden Library
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[Study of plants, insects, arachnids, mollusks, and reptiles], 1653-58
Jan van Kessel the Elder (Flemish, 1626-79); Oil on copper
Oak Spring Garden Library
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[Tulips and roses], 1811
Pierre-Joseph Redoute (Belgian, 1759-1840); Watercolor on vellum
Oak Spring Garden Library
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Vine Leaf Marinade, 1959
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-87); Ink and watercolor on paper
Oak Spring Garden Library
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[Still life with a quince, an apple, lemons, and three Chinese blue-and-white cups], ca. 1700
Cristoforo Munari (Italian, 1667-1720); Oil on Canvas
Oak Spring Garden Library
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A Young Daughter of the Picts, ca. 1585
Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (French, ca. 1533-before 1588)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art
Library Rotunda and Entrance to Rondina and LoFaro Gallery
Marlon Co/The New York Botanical Garden
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Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art
View of exhibition in the Rondina and LoFaro Gallery
Marlon Co/The New York Botanical Garden
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Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art
View of exhibition in the Rondina and LoFaro Gallery
Marlon Co/The New York Botanical Garden
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