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Anonis or Rest Harrow (Crotalaria): PD.116-1973.10

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Current Location: In storage


Anonis or Rest Harrow (Crotalaria)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of two portions of woody stem, one with leaves and terminal inflorescence and one with fruit. Detail drawing of a florette and open fruit lower left.

Measurements and weight

Height: 525 mm
Width: 360 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1741

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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 on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 17/4
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: ANONIS Caroliniana, perennis, non / spinosa, foliorum marginibus integris, flori = / = bus in thyrso candidis. Martin. Hift. Pl. Rar.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. p.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1741
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 10
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 15
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1973.10
Primary reference Number: 31605
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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