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Selenecereus (Night blooming cactus): PD.102-1973.23

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Selenecereus (Night blooming cactus)


Draughtsman: Battie, J.



Measurements and weight

Height: 222 mm
Width: 160 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1758

School or Style


Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and white over graphite on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.B.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1758
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.102-1973.23
Primary reference Number: 30657
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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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