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Stylised drawing of two broken Tulips and a Periwinkle, by Nicolas Robert

Image attached to PD.109-1973.25

An image of A stylised drawing of two broken tulips and a Periwinkle. Robert, Nicolas attributed to (French, 1614-1685). Graphite, ink, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, height 322 mm, width 224 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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A stylised drawing of two broken tulips and a Periwinkle. Robert, Nicolas attributed to (French, 1614-1685). Graphite, ink, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, height 322 mm, width 224 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.109-1973.25
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 719 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
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17th Century album botanical butterflies butterfly drawing Fitz_PDP floral flowers French insects Nicolas Robert periwinkle pink striped tulips variegated vellum watercolour

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