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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
Formerly James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
Albizia gummifera (J.F. Gmel.) C.A. Sm. (Gummy Albizia Tree): finished drawing of flowering head of shoot, with details of inflorescence, florets, and leaf
Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/8 × 9 3/4 inches (31.4 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: [...]; inscribed, lower right: [...]; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper left:"Sassa No 19"; inscribed on verso, lower right: "B"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8907
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
botanical subject
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. 22-33 (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. 84-85, pl. 148, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15441
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