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Orchid branch and butterfly: PD.824-1973

Object information

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Orchid branch and butterfly


Draughtsman: Murphy, J.



Measurements and weight

Height: 370 mm
Width: 300 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1799

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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: J. Murphy
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1799
  • Location: Verso, following the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Renealmia Exaltala
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.824-1973
Primary reference Number: 24048
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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