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Creator:
James Miller, active 1773–1814
Title:
Coleus edulis Vatke (Ethiopian Potato): finished drawing by J.F. Miller, of leafy flowering shoot, with details of flowers
Date:
1775
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 × 12 1/8 inches (39.7 × 30.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Strachys resupinata"; and, in pen and black ink, lower left: "John Frederick Miller Del. 1775.", inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, upper left: "No 2 Stachys Respinata"

Watermarks: J Whatman (Fleur-de-lis)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8892
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Paul Hulton, Luigi Balugani's drawings of African plants, From the collection made by James Bruce of Kinnaird on his travels to discover the source of the Nile 1767-1773 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1991, p. 82-83, pl. 14, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11234
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