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Botanical studies - Melastomacees: PD.135-1973

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Botanical studies - Melastomacees


Draughtsman: Poiteau, Pierre-Antoine
Draughtsman: Turpin, Pierre Jean Fran├žois




Album containing 52 watercolours by Turpin and Poiteau, the first 44 of them shown opposite the corresponding plate from Vol. VI of the 'Melastomacees', engraved by Bouquet "de l'Imprimerie de Langlois," Paris, 1815. The title page of the copy numbered 18 appears as the frontispiece. Bound with old red morocco boards, rebacked, gilt tooled with the arms and monogram of Louis XIV. The titles which follow are those inscribed in dark red ink on each sheet (lower centre). Each drawing is in graphite and watercolour with some bodycolour occasionally heightened with white, margins ruled in black ink on vellum, tipped in.

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

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Accession number: PD.135-1973
Primary reference Number: 32770
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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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