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Blue Iris (germanica) caterpillar and red backed beetle: PD.328-1973

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Blue Iris (germanica) caterpillar and red backed beetle


Draughtsman: Dietzsch, Barbara Regina



Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Vellum Height 286 mm Width 204 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour and watercolour on prepared black ground within gold border, on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B.R. Dietzsch
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: White bodycolour
  • Type: False signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.328-1973
Primary reference Number: 23182
Broughton: 1522
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 January 2023 Last processed: Saturday 21 January 2023

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

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