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Alpinia nutans (Ginger plant): PD.591-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Alpinia nutans (Ginger plant)


Draughtsman: Gear, Lucy



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1825-10-15

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of tissue paper
Tissue Paper Height 340 mm Width 275 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on tissue paper, tipped onto a thicker sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Alpinia mutans / from a Chinese drawing
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink over graphite
  • Text: L. Gear
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink over graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: October 15th 1825
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink over graphite
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.591-1973
Primary reference Number: 23470
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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