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Haemanthus: PD.117-1973.15

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Object information

Titles

Haemanthus

Maker(s)

Ehret, Georg Dionysius (Draughtsman)

Description

Study of a growing plant showing thick fleshy stem, terminal inflorescence, and leaves. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 496 mm
Width: 349 mm

Relative size of this object

34.9 m49.6 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/CE 1757

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over traces of graphite on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HAEMANTHUS Colchici foliis Perianthio herbaceo. Hort. Elth.
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. pinxit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Signature
  • Text: 1757
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.15
Primary reference Number: 31633
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31633 Accessed: 2021-12-06 10:43:33

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