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

Commiphora gileadensis (L.) C. Chr. (Balm of Gilead, Opobalsam): finished drawing of fruiting branch

Additional Title(s):

Balessan No.1

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/8 × 9 3/4 inches (30.8 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and black ink: "Balessan No 2"; inscribed on verso, lower right:[...]

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8905
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15439
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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) [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. 75-76, pl. 89, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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