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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
Title:

Coffea arabica L. (Arabica Coffee): finished drawing of leafy shoot, with details of flowers, leaf, and fruits

Additional Title(s):

Coffee No. 2

Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray wash over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 × 8 5/8 inches (27.9 × 21.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 3/4 × 6 1/16 inches (19.7 × 15.4 cm), and Image: 7 9/16 × 5 7/8 inches (19.2 × 14.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Coffee No 2"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "James BRUCE"

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8519
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15263
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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. 97, pl. 220, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)


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