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Drawings of Camellias by Alfred Chandler: PD.100-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Drawings of Camellias by Alfred Chandler


Draughtsman: Chandler, Alfred



Portfolio containing thirty two drawings of Camelliae on Whatman 'Turkey Mill' card. Portfolio bound in gold-striped green fabric and boxed in green morocco gilt tooled, and stamped in gilt.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Embossed gilt
  • Text: The following 31 original hand coloured drawings of Camelliae were / painted by Alfred Chandler. Those numbered 1 to 40 appeared in the / book entitled "Illustrations and Descriptions of the Plants which / Compose the Natural Order Camelieae" by Alfred Chandler and W.B. / Booth, published in 1831. The following three drawings, were intended / for the second volume which was to have been publsiedh in 1837. This / second volume was never proceeded with. / The drawings, previous to coming into my possession, were owned by / Mr . C.A.K. Irwin of Henley-on-Thames, who states that Alfred Chandler / was his maternal grandfather, and they have remainted in the possession / of his family since Chandler's death. / ? King
  • Location: Note
  • Method of creation: Typewritten with MS signature

Inscription present: double sheeted list with a decorative border in wash and gold on watermarked hand-made Whatman paper inscribed in Indian ink on the front as above

  • Text: ALFRED CHANDLER / Thirty-one / ORIGINAL DRAWINGS / from Illustrations and Descriptions of / The Plants which Compose the / Natural Order / CAMELLIEAE / London / 1831
  • Location: Hand-list accompanying the portolio
  • Method of creation: Indian ink.

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.100-1973
Primary reference Number: 30521
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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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