Redouté, Pierre Joseph; draughtsman; Flemish, 1759-1840
Detail study in watercolour of a seed of the fruit, numbered.
vellum (skin); support
watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink
height, 479, mm
width, 347, mm
bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton
Probably painted for 'L'Heritier'
Probably painted for 'L'Heritier' and intended for publication in A.P. de Candolles' 'Plantes grasses' published between 1798-1829, this was presumably a new variety of melon which originated in Siberia.
; detail study; gold; 1
signature; lower left; ink; P.J. Redouté
date; lower left, following the above; ink; 1812
; upper right; gold; 55
; below; gold; Cucumis Siber
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
PD.122-1973; Botanical drawings
Object Number: PD.122-1973.55
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31881; input: 2001-07-17; modified: 2015-04-01)