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Virga-Aurea: PD.116-1973.12

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of a brown branching stem with flowers in close terminal punicle and leaves.

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 on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 19/1
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 19
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: G.D. Ehret.pinxit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: VIRGA-AUREA Marilanica, foliis / latioribus hirsutis, paniculâ florum, / ex albo flavescente. Miller
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 201
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 25
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1973.12
Primary reference Number: 31607
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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