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Title(s):

Gompholobium furcellatum Cassia

Maker:

Redouté, Pierre Joseph; draughtsman; Flemish, 1759-1840

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

1811

School/Style:

French

Description:

Details of flower, seeds and leaves, numbered.

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

watercolour and bodycolour over traces of graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink

Dimension(s):

height, 447, mm
width, 307, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

Provenance:

Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Notes:

Native to Australia. The seed was brought back by Captain Baudin. There was one plant at Malmaison and no others in France. The details show: 1, five petals detached to show their form and relative size; 2, pistil; 3, flower with corolla removed to show the disposition of the stamens and divisions of the caylix; 4, enlarged ovary with one side removed to show seeds; 5, detached branche to show its divisions. A print after this drawing was published in Bonpland's 'Descriptions de plantes rares cultivées à Malmaison et à Navarre', Paris, 1813, pl. 11.

Inscription(s):

; seeds and leaves; graphite; '1', '2', '3', '4' and '5'; and one un-numbered
signature; lower left; ink; P.J. Redouté
date; lower left, following the above; ink; 1811
; upper right; gold; 11
; below; gold; Gompholobium furcellatum

Exhibition(s):

Redouté. 1998
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)

Related Object:

PD.122-1973; Botanical drawings

Accession:

Object Number: PD.122-1973.11
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31779; input: 2001-07-13; modified: 2015-04-01)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31779





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