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A Rembrandt and a Darwin Tulip: PD.667-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Rembrandt and a Darwin Tulip


Draughtsman: Holland, James



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1827 : Date from inscription

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Materials used in production

White bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of pasteboard
Pasteboard Height 271 mm Width 215 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour with gum Arabic and white heightening over traces of graphite outline on 'Turnball's Super fine London Board'

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (Turnball's) Super fine London Board
  • Method of creation: Blind stamp
  • Text: Mr. Holland
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 1827
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.667-1973
Primary reference Number: 23583
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Audit data

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