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Paeonia moutan var. B.: PD.122-1973.23

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Paeonia moutan var. B.
Paeonia suffruticosa


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




Study of seed-head in graphite, numbered. Removed from album and mounted separately.


History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine; by descent in the d' Orléans family (?); the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Measurements and weight

Height: 458 mm
Width: 333 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1812

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1
  • Location: By seed head
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: P.J. Redoute
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1812
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 22
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Erica Concinna
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.23
Primary reference Number: 31798
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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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