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Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel): PD.102-1973.6

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel)

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Battie, J.

Entities

Categories

Measurements and weight

Height: 174 mm
Width: 250 mm

Relative size of this object

25 m17.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1754

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
White bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour, highlighted with white over traces of graphite on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.B.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1754
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.102-1973.6
Primary reference Number: 30639
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 January 2021 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel)" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/30639 Accessed: 2022-12-06 17:49:09

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