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Sempervivum arborea (Aconium arboreum): PD.105-1973.80

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Current Location: In storage


Sempervivum arborea (Aconium arboreum)


Draughtsman: Sowerby, James




Study of thick fleshy stem with lateral rosette of succulent leaves and terminal inflorescence. Lower left, detailed study of perspective view of individual flower, with ovary and styles.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1800

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Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Drawn Area Height 418 mm Width 221 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and some white over graphite, within ruled graphite margins on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sempervivum arborea
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.105-1973.80
Primary reference Number: 31026
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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