Skip to main content

Dianthus chinensis: PD.432-1973

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dianthus chinensis


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




History note: Purchased by the donor from Levine and Mosley, December 1941

Measurements and weight

Height: 455 mm
Width: 322 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1764

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, laid on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.D. Ehret, pinxit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1764
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: DIANTHUS Chinensis
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink?
  • Text: RESEDA / Aegyptiaca
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold, black and blue

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.432-1973
Primary reference Number: 23381
Broughton: 1557
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Dianthus chinensis" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-10-01 21:28:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Dianthus chinensis |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-10-01 21:28:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Dianthus chinensis"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Dianthus chinensis</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Dianthus (3 specimens)

Accession Number: PD.101-1973.11

Saucer dish

Accession Number: C.6-1929

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...