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Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru): PD.166-1973

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Object information

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Titles

Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru)

Maker(s)

Aubriet, Claude (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 457 mm
Width: 310 mm

Relative size of this object

31 m45.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
White bodycolour
Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Traces of stylus underdrawing, bodycolour, watercolour, heightened with white on prepared vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Aubriet. P
  • Location: Lower right, beneath margin
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Jalapa officinarum frucu / rugoso . I.r.b. 130
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Gold paint

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1973
Primary reference Number: 22878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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