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Creator:
Luigi Balugani, 1737–1770, Italian
Title:

Diospyros mespiliformis A. DC. (African Ebony): finished drawing

Part Of:

Collective Title: [One of] Forty-one Botanical Drawings with Notes in three Dark Green cloth Volumes

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 12 5/16 inches (40.5 × 31.3 cm) and Binding: 16 1/8 inches (41 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "8"; on verso in graphite, upper left: "[...]"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Aye"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6468h
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:58102
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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. 80-81, pl. 125, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA)


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