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The Peacock "At Home": PD.120-1973.f.13

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Peacock "At Home"


Author: Dorset, C.A., Mrs
Draughtsman: Unknown




Illustrative border including a scroll motif, a landscape, various flora and several species of avian fauna.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gold paint
White bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Leaf Height 526 mm Width 366 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour with gum Arabic, gold, bodycolour including white with some scratching out, over traces of graphite on wove paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: There came Lord Cassowary and General Flamingo, / And Don Peroqueto, escap'd from Domingo; / From his high rock built eyrie the Eagle came forth, / And the duchess of Ptarmigan flew from the North. / The Grebe and the Eider Duck came up by water. / With the Swan who brought out the young Sygnet her daughter. / From his woodland abode came the Pheasant to meet / Two kindred, arrived by the last india fleet: / The one like a nabob, in habit most splendid, / Where gold with each hue of the rainbow was blended: / In silver and black, like a fair pensive maid, / Who mourns for her love! was the other array'd.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.120-1973.f.13
Primary reference Number: 80503
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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