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Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Tortoiseshell Butterfly: PD.126-1973.35

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Tortoiseshell Butterfly


Draughtsman: Unknown



Measurements and weight

Height: 247 mm
Width: 182 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1750

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over traces of graphite on vellum tipped in on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: l'oeillet de poete
  • Location: Margin, lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.126-1973.35
Primary reference Number: 32236
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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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