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Ladies-slipper, common: PD.125-1973.3

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Current Location: In storage


Ladies-slipper, common


Draughtsman: Goodall, William (British)
Sowerby, James (After)



Measurements and weight

Height: 323 mm
Width: 195 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Copy after James Sowerby 'English Botany', plate 1, Nov 5, 1790

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Ink and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gynandria / Diandria
  • Location: Top centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Gen. 1376
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Britain
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Cypripedium, Calceolus / 4 / radicibus fibrosis, foliis ovato lanceolatis cauliuis: floribus tetrapetalis
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: W. Goodall fecit
  • Location: Bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.125-1973.3
Primary reference Number: 32038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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