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Acacia curvifolia: PD.122-1973.40

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Titles

Acacia curvifolia
Acacia mearnsee

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph

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Description

Detail studies in graphite of flower and seeds, numbered.

Notes

History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 461 mm
Width: 359 mm

Relative size of this object

35.9 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 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: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1813
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 40
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Acacia Currifolia
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.40
Primary reference Number: 31860
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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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