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Title:

Desfonainia spinosa

Maker:

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

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

1787

School/Style:

French

Description:

Detail studies in wash of flower parts and section, seed-head and section.

Technique:

drawing

Material(s):

grey wash; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

point of the brush and grey wash on paper, laid down on brown card with gold edging

Dimension(s):

height, sheet size, 377, mm
width, sheet size, 252, mm
height, mount size, 426, mm
width, mount size, 303, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

Provenance:

By descent in the Orléans family (?); the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Notes:

Identified by Charles Jeffery at Kew. From Chile or Peru, this was probably drawn from Dombey's herbarium material, smuggled into England by L'Heritier late in 1786. He sent for Redouté to come to London to draw it.

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left; black ink; P.J. Redouté Londini
date; lower left, following the above; black ink; 1787

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Scrase, David. 1983. Flowers of Three Centuries; One Hundred Drawings & Watercolours from the Broughton Collection.Washington, D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundationp. 57
Reproduced.

Related Object:

PD.122-1973; Botanical drawings

Accession:

Object Number: PD.122-1973.71
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 31935; input: 2001-07-17; modified: 2015-04-01)

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Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31935





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