<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

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

Commiphora gileadensis (L.) C. Chr. (Balm of Gilead, Opobalsam): finished drawing of fruit, dissected fruits, and leaves

Additional Title(s):

Balessam No. 3

Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 × 9 5/8 inches (30.5 × 24.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center: "Leaves to be left out fruit to be transfered to "; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper center: "Balessan No 3 | The front to be transfered to the front of No 2 | in the order it stands in the No3 but | no notice to be taken of the [...] so that there are to be only two drawings of the | Balesan No 1 + No 2"; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, lower right: "B"

Watermark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8693
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15604
Export:
XML

James Bruce, Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 , Edinburgh, 1790, Precedes p. 17 (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, pl. 88, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)


If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.