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Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily): PD.430-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




History note: (?)Margaret, Duchess of Portland; (?) Portland Museum Sale, 1786, lot 2770 (see inscriptions, verso); with Francis Edwards, August 1942, from whom bought by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1761

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Vellum Height 258 mm Width 174 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite outline on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.D. Ehret / pinxit
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1761
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: AMARYLLIS / Spatha multiflora, / corollis campanula - / tis aequalibus genita = / declinatis. hort Cliff.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.430-1973
Primary reference Number: 23377
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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