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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
after James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
Commiphora gileadensis (L.) C. Chr. (Balm of Gilead, Opobalsam): finished drawing if tree's habit (with roots)
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (24.8 × 31.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, center right: "Balessan No. 1"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8904
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Publications:
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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, p. 16-26 (vol. 5), DT377 B88 1790+ Oversize (YCBA Rare Books)

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. 75-76, pl. 6, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15438
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