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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
Title:

Albuca abyssinica Murrary (Ethiopian Squill): finished drawing of flowering plant, with floral details

Additional Title(s):

Ornithogalum des Sources du Nil

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 12 1/8 inches (40.5 × 30.8 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 11 3/8 × 8 11/16 inches (28.9 × 22.1 cm), and Image: 10 1/4 × 7 5/8 inches (26 × 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper left: "Ornithogalum des Sources du Nil"

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8890
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:15425
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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. 110-111, pl. 306, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)


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