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Arum (By Miller Arum is Wake-Robin or Cuckoo Pint): PD.116-1973.14

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Current Location: In storage


Arum (By Miller Arum is Wake-Robin or Cuckoo Pint)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of the growing plant with leaves and flowers.

Measurements and weight

Height: 525 mm
Width: 360 mm

Relative size of this object

36 m52.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.D. Ehret Pinx.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: ARUM Maximum Aegyptiacum / quod vulgo Collocasia. C.B.P.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1973.14
Primary reference Number: 31609
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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