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Tradescantia or Virginia Spiderwort: PD.105-1973.31

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Current Location: In storage


Tradescantia or Virginia Spiderwort


Draughtsman: Sowerby, James




Study of portion of stem with leaves and inflorescence; lower left detailed study of stamen.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1800

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Drawn Area Height 360 mm Width 274 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite outline within ruled graphite margins, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Tradisentia or Dirginia Spider-wort
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.105-1973.31
Primary reference Number: 30967
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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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