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Camellia Japonica: PD.21-1960

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Current Location: In storage


Camellia Japonica


Draughtsman: Redouté, Pierre Joseph




History note: J.A. Boussac (Lugt Supplement 729b)

Legal notes

In accordance with the wishes of her late brother, Charles Claye.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1960) by McInnes Claye, Marjorie


Production date: AD 1793

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Paper Height 38.7 cm Width 27.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.J. Redouté pinx
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1793
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Camelia Japonica L.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (Paris framemakers Adolphe Stoll)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Marlborough Galleries Ltd. London
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Redouté / No 1765
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Blue and white label, ink MS additions

Inscription present: round

  • Text: 1064
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White label, typed
  • Text: 122
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.21-1960
Primary reference Number: 6734
Lugt: 729b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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