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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
Title:
Coleus edulis (Ethiopian potato): outline sketches of flowering stem, tubers, details of leaf and flowers
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches (18.7 x 30.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "Dinitch"; upper center: "ongni rango di Fiori tiena 10-012."; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper center:"Nel rovescia di questo Foglio de desegneto la pianta di Denitch"; in pen and brown ink, upper left: "Denitch of Ailanbalalli"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8939
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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. 82-83, pl. 133, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30153
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