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Musa: PD.117-1973.19

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Titles

Musa
Musa sapientum

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius

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Description

Study of portion of fleshy stem with flowers, leaves and buds. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 373 mm
Width: 536 mm

Relative size of this object

53.6 m37.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Graphite
Gum arabic
Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour, bodycolour and gum Arabic over graphite outline on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MUSA; candice [=Candice] maculato fructu recto, rotundo, treviore, odorato, Sloan. Cat.
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. P.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 143
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.19
Primary reference Number: 31637
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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