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Three phoenixes: PD.108-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Three phoenixes
Translated as: Three Ho-o birds, ?[pawlonias] and bamboo






Three Ho-o birds, paulownia and bamboo (description from the Messel-Rosse inventory)


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Bought with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


19th century
1800 - 1900

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Gold and colours

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.108-1985
Primary reference Number: 126094
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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