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Desfonainia spinosa: PD.122-1973.71

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Desfonainia spinosa


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




Detail studies in wash of flower parts and section, seed-head and section.


History note: By descent in the Orléans family (?); the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1787

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Size Height 377 mm Width 252 mm
Mount Size Height 426 mm Width 303 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Point of the brush and grey wash on paper, laid down on brown card with gold edging

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.J. Redouté Londini
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1787
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.71
Primary reference Number: 31935
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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