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Creator:
Samuel Davis, 1757–1819, British
Title:

The Mangosteen Fruit, Malacca

Date:
1793
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/8 × 25 1/4 inches (18.1 × 64.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In graphite, lower edge: "he Mangosteen - Malacca Augt 1793" -; and also in graphite, descriptions of the fruit, etc; verso: in same [?] handwriting, in green/blue crayon, center: The No. of divisions varies, but/ the no. in any one fruit always/ corresponds with the no. of the points of the/ "star" of the outside end; in graphite, ll: J89 [encircled]

Watermark: a small portion of a Fleur-de-Lis

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.211
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
botanical subject | fruit | text
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8900
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Holly Shaffer, Adapting the eye, An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 36, no. 139, V2359 (YCBA)


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