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Lilium Superbum: PD.892-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Lilium Superbum


Painter: Reinagle, Philip




History note: Robert John Thornton, M.D. (1768(?)-1837); sale of the Linnaean Gallery, Christie's, 2 July 1813 (32)

Measurements and weight

Height: 44.5 cm
Width: 34.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Painted for Robert John Thornton's 'TheTemple of Flora', the third section of his New illustration of the sexual system of Linnaeus (1799-1807), for which it was engraved by Richard Earlom (see 'notes').

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.892-1973
Primary reference Number: 3785
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 February 2024 Last processed: Thursday 29 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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