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Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold, Kingcup): PD.246-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold, Kingcup)


Draughtsman: Calmelet, Hedwig



Measurements and weight

Height: 160 mm
Width: 145 mm

Relative size of this object

14.5 m16 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


1881-03 - 1881-04

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite outline on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Renonculacés. / Hellébores. / Caltha Palustris
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Text: H.G. Calmelet
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mars - Avril 1881
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.246-1973
Primary reference Number: 23080
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 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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