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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
after James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:

Cyperus papyrus L. (Papyrus Sedge): finished drawing of steam and flowering head, with details of inflorescence left and right

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
20 1/2 × 13 3/4 inches (52.1 × 34.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8903
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15437
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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]


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