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Lathyrus hirsutus: 2952C

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Lathyrus hirsutus


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




History note: A.A. VanSittart (Lugt 2479-ter)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Production date: AD 1768

School or Style

German School

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Vellum Height 251 mm Width 167 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1768
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 282 (original VanSittart numbering, faintly visible)
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Text: Lathyrus hirsutus Lin: (apparently the same inscription, verso)
  • Location: Lower left-hand corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2952C
Primary reference Number: 5795
Lugt: 2479
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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