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Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber): PD.165-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber)


Aubriet, Claude (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 300 mm
Width: 421 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Colocynthis fructa rotundo, / minor C.B. Pin. 313
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.165-1973
Primary reference Number: 22876
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 July 2021

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

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