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Fruit, flowers and insects: PD.635-1973

Object information


Fruit, flowers and insects


Hartley, Mary Ann (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 385 mm
Width: 282 mm

Relative size of this object

28.2 m38.5 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1819

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on parchment

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M.A.H.
  • Location: Below
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1819
  • Location: Below
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.635-1973
Primary reference Number: 23534
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Fruit, flowers and insects" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-07-05 07:45:02

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