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Lobelia surinamensis: PD.122-1973.39

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Current Location: Black Atlantic: People, Power, Resistance


Lobelia surinamensis


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Vellum (skin) Height 444 mm Width 306 mm

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: 39
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Lobelia Surinamensis
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.39
Primary reference Number: 31859
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 September 2023 Last processed: Thursday 21 September 2023

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

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