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Tulips, two Convolvulus, one Lily, and one French Marigold, by Nicolas Robert

Image attached to PD.109-1973.26

An image of Stylised drawings of two Tulips, two Convolvulus, one Lily, (Lilium bulbiferum), and one French Marigold. Robert, Nicolas attributed to (French, 1614-1685). Graphite, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, height 320 mm, width 214 mm. Album containing 62 botanical drawings on vellum tipped in on the gilt-edged pages of the album which bear the watermark of an 18th century French paper-maker, Malmenayde of Thiers (active from 1731). Bound in red morocco with clasps, the spine tooled in gilt. The Pages are interleaved with thin protective paper. Ruled lines of red and gold border the drawings on all sides. 17th Century. French.

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Stylised drawings of two Tulips, two Convolvulus, one Lily, (Lilium bulbiferum), and one French Marigold. Robert, Nicolas attributed to (French, 1614-1685). Graphite, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, height 320 mm, width 214 mm. Album containing 62 botanical drawings on vellum tipped in on the gilt-edged pages of the album which bear the watermark of an 18th century French paper-maker, Malmenayde of Thiers (active from 1731). Bound in red morocco with clasps, the spine tooled in gilt. The Pages are interleaved with thin protective paper. Ruled lines of red and gold border the drawings on all sides. 17th Century. French.

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  • Accession Number: PD.109-1973.26
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 696 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 611.44kB

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17th Century album botanical Calendula Convolvulaceae Convolvulus drawing Fitz_PDP floral flowers French lilies Lilium lily marigold Nicolas Robert orange tulips vellum watercolour

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