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Arum: PD.117-1973.2

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Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of growing plant with leaes and a single flower. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 532 mm
Width: 362 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ARUM maximum / quod Colocasia vulgo cau= / libus nigricantibus. Zeylanica. / H.L. Bat
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink and gold leaf
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. pinxt.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.2
Primary reference Number: 31617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 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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