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Title:

Erica purpurea

Maker:

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

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

1812

School/Style:

French

Description:

Detailed studies in graphite of leaves, flower, calyx and seed head numbered.

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

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

Dimension(s):

height, 461, mm
width, 307, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

Provenance:

Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Notes:

Native to the Cape of Good Hope. This was cultivated at Navarre. The details show: 1, part of the stem to show the disposition of the leaves; 2, single leaf from behind; 3, caylix supported by the stipe showing three bracts towards the top; 4, stamens and pistils separated from the corolla and seen in their natural position; 5, isolated stamen; 6, enlarged pistil to show the form of the ovary and the stigma. A print after this drawing was published in Bonpland's 'Descriptions de plantes rares et cultivées à Malmaison et à Navarre', Paris, 1813, pl. 28.

Inscription(s):

; by detail studies; gold; 1 - 6
signature; lower right; ink; P.J. Redouté
date; lower right, following the above; ink; 1812
; upper right; gold; 28
; below; gold; Erica Purpurea

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.122-1973.28
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31845; input: 2001-07-17; modified: 2015-04-01)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31845





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