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Purple spiked Willow Herb: PD.128-1973.f.12

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Current Location: In storage


Purple spiked Willow Herb


Draughtsman: Fancourt, 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

White bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 476 mm Width 300 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour with gum Arabic, bodycolour with some white over graphite outlines on paper, cut from album

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: purple spiked Willow herb / drawn from nature by / [illegible]
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1727
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.128-1973.f.12
Primary reference Number: 80461
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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