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Hyporicum Baxiforum, with several snails and a beetle: 1146C

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Hyporicum Baxiforum, with several snails and a beetle


Draughtsman: Merian, Maria Sibylla




History note: Lord Bute, 1794; W. Esdaile (Lugt 2617); probably part of lot 1224 at the Esdaile Sale, 24 June 1840, bt. by Gunnery for 13/- (see also no. 1146A)

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Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 374 mm
Width: 306 mm

Relative size of this object

30.6 m37.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1925-05) by Griffith, A. F.


Production date: AD 1695

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M Sybilla Merian
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1695
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Lord Bute's colln 1794 WE P 66 N 841 (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Hyporicum Baxiforum / sue Androsemum. 1695 / Nevens observatie van de voorttelinge der groote Wijngaert slacken / met haer eyjeren als byleggende bescgryving, en adnere slacken
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Androsima of / Mans S(?)loet
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1146C
Primary reference Number: 4823
Lugt: 2617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 8 April 2021 Last processed: Friday 9 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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