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Flowers in a vase, which stands on a ledge with a bird: PD.815-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Flowers in a vase, which stands on a ledge with a bird


Draughtsman: Moser, Mary



Measurements and weight

Height: 652 mm
Width: 487 mm

Relative size of this object

48.7 m65.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1781

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mary Moser fecit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1781
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.815-1973
Primary reference Number: 24024
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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