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Two Damask Roses with bumble bee and painted butterfly: PD.429-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Two Damask Roses with bumble bee and painted butterfly


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




History note: Purchased by the donor November 1941, from Nachminson

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1758

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Materials used in production

Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of card
Card Height 231 mm Width 174 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over white ground on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.E. Ehret pinxit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1758
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.429-1973
Primary reference Number: 23371
Broughton: 1531
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 April 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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