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Title:

Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily)

Maker:

Ehret, Georg Dionysius; draughtsman; German artist, 1708-1770

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

1761

School/Style:

German

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

watercolour and bodycolour over graphite outline on vellum

Dimension(s):

height, vellum, 258, mm
width, vellum, 174, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973; Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

Provenance:

(?)Margaret, Duchess of Portland; (?) Portland Museum Sale, 1786, lot 2770 (see inscriptions, verso); with Francis Edwards, August 1942, from whom bought by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left; ink; G.D. Ehret / pinxit
date; lower left, below the above; ink; 1761
; lower centre; ink; AMARYLLIS / Spatha multiflora, / corollis campanula - / tis aequalibus genita = / declinatis. hort Cliff.; ref. to 'Hortus Cliffortianus' by Linnaeus: Clifford was a wealthy merchant who employed Linnaeus to described and Ehret to illustrated the plants in his garden

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 82

Scrase, David. 1983. Flowers of Three Centuries; One Hundred Drawings & Watercolours from the Broughton Collection.Washington, D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundationp. 23
Reproduced.

Accession:

Object Number: PD.430-1973
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 23377; input: 2001-03-08; modified: 2011-05-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/23377





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