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Ophrys Muscifera or Fly Orchis: PD.105-1973.68

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Titles

Ophrys Muscifera or Fly Orchis

Maker(s)

Sowerby, James (Draughtsman)

Description

Study of inflorescence with leaves.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1800 : Watermark: J. WHATMAN

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Drawn Area Height 360 mm Width 216 mm

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ophris Muscifera / or Fly Orchis
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.105-1973.68
Primary reference Number: 31012
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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