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Purple spiked willow herb: PD.128-1973.f.11

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Purple spiked willow herb


Draughtsman: Townsend, Amelia



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1727

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Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 482 mm Width 303 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour, watercolour with gum Arabic over graphite outlines on paper, cut from album

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: purple spiked willow herb drawn from nature by Amelia Townsend 1727
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.128-1973.f.11
Primary reference Number: 80460
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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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