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Erica versicolor: PD.122-1973.38

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Erica versicolor


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




Detail studies in graphite and watercolour of leaves and flower and seed sections, numbered.


History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 432 mm
Width: 306 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1810

School or Style


Materials used in production


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 - 7
  • Location: Detail studies
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1810
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 38
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Erica versicolor
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.38
Primary reference Number: 31858
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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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