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Paeonia montan: PD.122-1973.1

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Current Location: In storage


Paeonia montan


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 460 mm
Width: 344 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.J. Redouté peintre de S.M. L'imperatrice Josephine.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: I
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Paeonia Montan
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.1
Primary reference Number: 31724
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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