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Velvet rose: PD.102-1973.20

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Velvet rose


Draughtsman: Battie, J.



Measurements and weight

Height: 145 mm
Width: 179 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1757


This is almost certainly the same gallica rose as that illustrated by Redouté as 'Rosa gallica purpura velutina'. It may be the variety now grown as 'Tuscany superb'.

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over traces of graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Velvet rose
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: J.Battie
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1757
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.102-1973.20
Primary reference Number: 30654
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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