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Chorizema ilicifolia: PD.122-1973.35

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Chorizema ilicifolia

Maker(s)

Redouté, Pierre Joseph (Draughtsman)

Description

Detail studies in graphite of flower, cross sections and seed pods, numbered.

Notes

History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 452 mm
Width: 306 mm

Relative size of this object

30.6 m45.2 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 1813

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 - 5
  • Location: Flower, cross sections and seed pods
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1813
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 35
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Chorizema Ilicifolia
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.35
Primary reference Number: 31855
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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