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Yucca, Cape Marigold and Mesembryanthemum: PD.115-1973.19

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Yucca, Cape Marigold and Mesembryanthemum


Draughtsman: Robins, Thomas I



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

School or Style


Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 255 mm Width 197 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite with watercolour and bodycolour including white, on laid paper, laid down on album leaf, surrounded by rectangular wash borders

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Yucca or Adam's Needle
  • Location: Above centre, along stem
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: erased

  • Text: Yucca or Adam's Needle
  • Location: Upper left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: erased

  • Text: Cape / Marigold
  • Location: Below centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Cape Marigold
  • Location: Below centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: erased

  • Text: Misembrianthimum [sic] or Fig Marigold
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Lower left, by stem of Mesembryanthemum
  • Method of creation: Red ink

Inscription present: may have been cut down from larger sheet as bottom edge has the upper parts of several letters in red ink

  • Text: Misembrianthimum [sic]
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.115-1973.19
Primary reference Number: 79906
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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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