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Vanilla, Aloe-leaved: PD.125-1973.108

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Current Location: In storage


Vanilla, Aloe-leaved


Draughtsman: Goodall, William (British)



Measurements and weight

Height: 319 mm
Width: 202 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Copy after Curtis's 'Botanical Magazine', plate 267, Apr 1, 1797

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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 ink
  • Text: Gen: 1377/3
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Orange ink
  • Text: E. Indies
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Text: Epidendrum, Aloifolium, / Cymidium, Aloifolium Salist (these three words added in red) / foliis radicalibus, oblongis, obtusis superne latioribus
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: W. Goodall fecit
  • Location: Bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Orange ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: B: M: 387
  • Location: Bottom right
  • Method of creation: Red ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.125-1973.108
Primary reference Number: 32192
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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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