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Cactus ambiguus: PD.122-1973.36

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Cactus ambiguus
Nyctocereus serpentinus

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph

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Categories

Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 465 mm
Width: 346 mm

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: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1812
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 36
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Cactus Ambiguus
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.36
Primary reference Number: 31856
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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