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Supported on a ledge a bunch of mixed flowers tied with white ribbon including hyacinthus sp. (double hyacinth) cheiranthus cheiri (wallflower), prunus amygdalus (almond), asphodelus fistulosus, simethus sp. (asphodels), pulsatilla vulgaris (pasque flower), primula, auricula var., auricula, ranunculus sp. (double-flowered garden buttercup), narcissus tazetta (jonquil), anthericum (?St Bruno's lily), rosa sp. (moss rose), lathyrus sp. (yellow vetch), iris sp., tulipa sp., red and ?white admiral butterfly: PD.914-1973

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Current Location: In storage

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Supported on a ledge a bunch of mixed flowers tied with white ribbon including hyacinthus sp. (double hyacinth) cheiranthus cheiri (wallflower), prunus amygdalus (almond), asphodelus fistulosus, simethus sp. (asphodels), pulsatilla vulgaris (pasque flower), primula, auricula var., auricula, ranunculus sp. (double-flowered garden buttercup), narcissus tazetta (jonquil), anthericum (?St Bruno's lily), rosa sp. (moss rose), lathyrus sp. (yellow vetch), iris sp., tulipa sp., red and ?white admiral butterfly

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Robins, T. C.

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Notes

History note: The Dowager Viscountess Portman, Ashurst sale, Christie's, 12 April 1931, lot 95 (together with no. 89); bought by Wells; acquired June 1940 by Major Broughton, the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Measurements and weight

Height: 553 mm
Width: 450 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1768

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. Robins pinx
  • Location: Lower centre, on ledge
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1768
  • Location: Lower centre, on ledge
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.914-1973
Primary reference Number: 24321
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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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