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Datura rosei (Thorn Apple): PD.993-1973

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Datura rosei (Thorn Apple)


Draughtsman: Withers, A. I.



Measurements and weight

Height: 397 mm
Width: 254 mm

Relative size of this object

25.4 m39.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and gum arabic over traces of graphite outline on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mrs Withers
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Bragmansia, S.A.
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Ink MS slip

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.993-1973
Primary reference Number: 24630
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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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