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Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru): PD.166-1973

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Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru)


Draughtsman: Aubriet, Claude



Measurements and weight

Height: 457 mm
Width: 310 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

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Materials used in production

White bodycolour
Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Traces of stylus underdrawing, bodycolour, watercolour, heightened with white on prepared vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Aubriet. P
  • Location: Lower right, beneath margin
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Jalapa officinarum frucu / rugoso . I.r.b. 130
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Gold paint

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1973
Primary reference Number: 22878
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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