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Hibiscus sabdariffa: PD.122-1973.29

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Object information

Titles

Hibiscus sabdariffa
Hibiscus heterophylla

Maker(s)

Redouté, Pierre Joseph (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Painted for the Empress Joséphine

Measurements and weight

Height: 460 mm
Width: 308 mm

Relative size of this object

30.8 m46 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1811

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on vellum, margins ruled in red and gold ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.J. Redouté
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1811
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 29
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: Hibiscus Sabdariffa
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.122-1973.29
Primary reference Number: 31846
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 2 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Hibiscus sabdariffa" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/31846 Accessed: 2022-05-29 03:21:28

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