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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
Title:
Ischaemum afrum (J.F. Gmel.) Dandy: finished drawing of whole plant, with inflorescence
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/4 × 9 7/8 inches (32.4 × 25.1 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 11 7/16 × 8 9/16 inches (29.1 × 21.7 cm), and Image: 10 5/16 × 7 7/16 inches (26.2 × 18.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper center: "No border but to be plain as the rest"

Watermark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8894
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
botanical subject
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. 109, pl. 297, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15428
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