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Eucalyptus diversifolia: PD.122-1973.13

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Eucalyptus diversifolia


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




Detail studies in graphite of leaves and stem; detail studies in graphite and watercolour of flower and section of seeds, numbered 1-5; detail studies in graphite of seeds, numbered 6-9.


History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 476 mm
Width: 349 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1811

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over traces of graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1 - 5
  • Location: Detail studies of flower and section of seeds
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 6 - 9
  • Location: Detail studies of seeds
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: P.J. Redoute
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1811
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 13
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Eucalyptus Diversifolia
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.13
Primary reference Number: 31781
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 9 April 2021 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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