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Barba Jovis: PD.117-1973.3

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Barba Jovis
Jupiters Beard or Silver Bush (By Miller)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of portion of twig with leaves and terminal inflorescence. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 530 mm
Width: 368 mm

Relative size of this object

36.8 m53 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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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Barba Jovis Americana pseudoacacial / foliis flosculis purpureis minimis: Bastard Indico, volgo. at. plant
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. p.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: 26

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.3
Primary reference Number: 31618
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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