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Creator:
Samuel Davis, 1760–1819
Title:

The Mangosteen Fruit, Malacca

Date:
1793
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 × 10 1/4 inches (17.8 × 26 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "Ripe"; upper left: "unripe"; lower left: "some are a little larger | others a little smaller | from 200 to 500 or 600 a dollar"; lower center: "The Mangosteen - Malacca Augt. 1793 - natl. size - | they grow on small trees abt 12 feet high"; lower right: "A. a very delicate white juicy pulp - resembling the | Peach, with something of the Mangoe - & ripe Grapes"; inscribed on verso in 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, lower left: "J89" [encircled]

Watermark: small portion of shield and crown

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 appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8900
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Adapting the Eye: an archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-11 - 2011-12-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

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) [YCBA]


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