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Ficus: PD.117-1973.11

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Ficus
Roundish leaved fig Tree of Bengal with Round fruit

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius

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Description

Study of terminal portion of woody stem with leaves and fruits. Lower left detail study of fruit and dissection of fruit showing seeds. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 532 mm
Width: 368 mm

Relative size of this object

36.8 m53.2 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: AD 1745

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FICUS Bengaleusis, folio subrotundo, fructu oribiculato. H. Amst.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. pinxit.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1745
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 70
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.11
Primary reference Number: 31626
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 1 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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