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Creator:
James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
Musa x sapientum L. (Banana): preliminary outline drawing of habit of tree with fruit
Date:
ca. 1769
Medium:
Graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 × 14 1/8 inches (53 × 35.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center: "[P2] | [P9:8]"; lower left: "[Circonferenza d34]"

Watermark: "Olanda"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9121
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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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. 113, pl. 325, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15549
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