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Doryanthus excelsa: PD.757-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Doryanthus excelsa

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Lindley, John

Entities

Categories

Measurements and weight

Height: 704 mm
Width: 508 mm

Relative size of this object

50.8 m70.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Production date: ? AD 1823 : Date from inscription

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of Bristol Board

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour with traces of bodycolour over graphite on Bristol board

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Dorinthius Excellsa botanic name / Minmi Natives name / Gigantic Lily so call'd in New South Wales / the view is of a very high and exstensive Mountain call'd the / Sugar-Loaf - taken from the North side of Reeds Mi. state(?) / which is the name and part of the water represented in the Drawing / about 8 miles from Newcastle / J.L. Delint 1823
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: in different hand

  • Text: (?)The Height of this plant was Twenty Three feet from the / Top to the Ground in General is four in Vally's near / the swamps.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.757-1973
Primary reference Number: 23840
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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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