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Atlas beetle (Chalcosoma caucasus): PD.114-1973.18

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Atlas beetle (Chalcosoma caucasus)

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Merian, Maria Sibylla (Follower of?)

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Measurements and weight

Height: 142 mm
Width: 170 mm

Relative size of this object

17 m14.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1700

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour reinforced with gum Arabic on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Actocs? Linn. 345
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.114-1973.18
Primary reference Number: 31593
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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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