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Cypripedium calceolus (Lady's Slipper Orchid): PD.205-1973

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Cypripedium calceolus (Lady's Slipper Orchid)


Bolton, James (Draughtsman)

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1795

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) Vellum Height 291 mm Width 193 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, attached to an old paper mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bolton Halifax
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1795
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Cypripedium Calceolus. Linnaes (sic)
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.205-1973
Primary reference Number: 22969
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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