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Sempervivum arborea, by James Sowerby

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An image of Sempervivum arborea (Aconium arboreum). Sowerby, James (British, 1756-1822). Watercolour and some white over graphite, within ruled graphite margins on paper, height, drawn area, 418 mm, width, drawn area, 221 mm, circa 1800. Study of thick fleshy stem with lateral rosette of succulent leaves and terminal inflorescence. Lower left, detailed study of perspective view of individual flower, with ovary and styles.

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Sempervivum arborea (Aconium arboreum). Sowerby, James (British, 1756-1822). Watercolour and some white over graphite, within ruled graphite margins on paper, height, drawn area, 418 mm, width, drawn area, 221 mm, circa 1800. Study of thick fleshy stem with lateral rosette of succulent leaves and terminal inflorescence. Lower left, detailed study of perspective view of individual flower, with ovary and styles.

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  • Accession Number: PD.105-1973.80
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 558 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 91.16kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:12:06 09:54:55

Key words

18th Century 19th Century 458392 Artistic Movement British School Crassulaceae Date Department Fitz_PDP James Sowerby Medium Object Type Other Keywords Predominant Colours Sempervivum Stapelia Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd botanical drawing floral flowers inflorescence perennial plants rosette stem succulent watercolour yellow Artist/Maker

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