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Stachytarpheta indica (Sherardia urticaefolio): PD.117-1973.24

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Stachytarpheta indica (Sherardia urticaefolio)


Draughtsman: Ehret, Georg Dionysius




Study of stem with terminal inflorescence and leaves. Lower right detailed studies of floret & calyx, dissection of flower, pistil, and calyx. Removed from album and mounted separately.

Measurements and weight

Height: 541 mm
Width: 370 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 over traces of graphite on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SHERARDIA; Urticae folio subtus incano, / floribus violaceis, spicis interflores foliaceis. Miller.
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: G.D. Ehret. P.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 183
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1973.24
Primary reference Number: 31642
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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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