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Melastoma fothergilla: PD.135-1973.32

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Melastoma fothergilla


Draughtsman: Turpin, Pierre Jean Fran├žois




Detail studies in graphite of floret and parts of floret and dissection and ovary, numbered. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 430 mm
Width: 336 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour with some bodycolour on vellum tipped in on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1-5
  • Location: Individual dissections
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: Turpin pinx
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Melastoma Fothergilla
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Dark red ink
  • Text: 32
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.135-1973.32
Primary reference Number: 32811
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 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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