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Ophrys Muscifera or Fly Orchis: PD.105-1973.68

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Ophrys Muscifera or Fly Orchis


Sowerby, James (Draughtsman)


Study of inflorescence with leaves.

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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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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