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Creator:
Attributed to James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:

Brucea antidysenterica J. Miller (James Bruce's Tree): finished drawing with stem of fruits added

Additional Title(s):

Wooginoos or Brucea antidysenterica leaves, flowers and fruit

Date:
1769–73
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 × 10 1/2 inches (36.5 × 26.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Wooginoos | or Brucea the flowers to be added from the [...] Drawing No 2"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8918
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
botanical subject
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15451
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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. 69-73 (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. 100-101, pl. 250, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 497, cat. 29.28, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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