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Title:

Erica longifolia

Maker:

Bessa, Pancrace; draughtsman; French artist, 1772-1835

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

French

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

watercolour; medium
bodycolour; medium
vellum (skin); support

Technique
Description:

watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Dimension(s):

height, 484, mm
width, 370, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

Notes:

Bessa's 'Erica pinea', like another Heather formerly called 'Erica pinifolia', is now considered to be only one of several forms of 'E. longifolia', which, though confined to a single relatively small area of South Africa, is exceptionally variable in, among other things, the colour of its flowers.

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left; P. Bessa
; lower centre; gold; Erica Pinea

Exhibition(s):

Botanical Drawings from the Broughton Collection. 1974-06-28 - 1974-09-29
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 26

Flowers in Art from East and West. 1979-05-09 - 1979-09-09
Venue: British Museum, London

Flowers of three Centuries: One Hundred Drawings and Watercolours from The Broughton Collection. 1983-03-27 - 1984-05-13
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Washington D.C
Catalogue number: 9

Documentation:

Scrase, David. 1983. Flowers of Three Centuries; One Hundred Drawings & Watercolours from the Broughton Collection.Washington, D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundationp. 9
Reproduced.

Accession:

Object Number: PD.193-1973
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 22934; input: 2001-03-06; modified: 2003-08-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/22934





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