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Ladies-Slipper, yellow: PD.125-1973.53

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ladies-Slipper, yellow


Draughtsman: Goodall, William (British)




With separate drawing of a leaf.

Measurements and weight

Height: 325 mm
Width: 200 mm

Relative size of this object

20 m32.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Copy after Curtis's 'Botanical Magazine', plate 911, Mar 1, 1806

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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: Orange-red ink
  • Text: Gen: 1376
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: N. America
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Text: Cypredium, partiflorum / 4 / petalis lateralibus linearibus, contortis, calceolo avenio longeoribus
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: W. Goodall fecit
  • Location: Bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Orange-red ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Bot: M: 911
  • Location: Bottom right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.125-1973.53
Primary reference Number: 32096
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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