Cyperus papyrus L. (Papyrus Sedge): finished drawing of steam and flowering head, with details of inflorescence left and right
- Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- 20 1/2 × 13 3/4 inches (52.1 × 34.9 cm)
Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, upper left: "[...] Papyrus"; lower center: "This drawing as it cannot be reduced without making its head too small is therefore to be divided in the stalk & the sections placed side by side as gracefully as possible."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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- IIIF Manifest:
James Bruce, Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 , Edinburgh, 1790, Precedes p. 1-15, DT377 B88 1790+ Oversize (YCBA Rare Books) [ORBIS]
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. 107, pl. 40, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]