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Passiflora holosericea (Passion Flower): PD.116-1973.9

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Current Location: In storage


Passiflora holosericea (Passion Flower)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of portion of trailing stem with leaves, flowers, fruit and tendrils.

Measurements and weight

Height: 525 mm
Width: 360 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour highlighted with gold on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CORNUTIA flore pyramidato coeruleo, foliis incanis, Plum
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 24/2
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 60
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. p.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1742
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1973.9
Primary reference Number: 31604
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Audit data

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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