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Erica purpurea: PD.122-1973.28

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Object information

Titles

Erica purpurea

Maker(s)

Redouté, Pierre Joseph (Draughtsman)

Description

Detailed studies in graphite of leaves, flower, calyx and seed head numbered.

Notes

History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 461 mm
Width: 307 mm

Relative size of this object

30.7 m46.1 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 1812

School or Style

French

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 graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1 - 6
  • Location: By detail studies
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1812
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Erica Purpurea
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.28
Primary reference Number: 31845
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 9 April 2021 Last processed: Saturday 10 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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