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Study of three varieties of carnation: 1146-5

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Current Location: In storage


Study of three varieties of carnation


Draughtsman: Royen, Mattheus C. van




History note: From the collection of Lord Bute, 1794; William Esdaile (1758-1837) (Lugt 2617), probably part of lots 1218-1220 of the Esdaile Sale, Christie's, 24 June 1840

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Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 203 mm
Width: 169 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Dutch/Flemish catalogue

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M C van Royen
  • Location: Visible through backing
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: V: 4 / 26 (by the artist)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 44 (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Ld Bute's colln 1794 P-90 N 38 WE (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: On the mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1146-5
Primary reference Number: 5091
Lugt: 2617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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