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Aceraceae (Maple Family): PD.116-1973.16

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Aceraceae (Maple Family)
The Virginian flowering Maple


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of terminal panicle and a terminal portion of woody stem with 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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Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ACER Virginianum, folio majore, subtus argenteo, / supra viridi splendente. Pluk. Phyt.
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret Pinx.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1973.16
Primary reference Number: 31611
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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