Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Album of Drawings of Flowers and Fruits
1756-1767
Mostly gouache over pencil on vellum.
Approximately 18 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches (470 x 327 mm)
Gift of Mr. Junius S. Morgan and Mr. Henry S. Morgan.
1952.28
Inscription: 

Most signed and dated, and inscribed with Linnean description.

Provenance: 
Beckford Library, Hamilton Palace; sale, London, Sotheby's, 12 July 1882, lot 2776 (as containing 20 drawings); Sotheran; Mrs. J.P. Morgan; by descent to her sons, Junius S. and Henry S. Morgan.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1953, p. 65-67.

Notes: 

Album interleaved with sheets bearing watermarks, "Whatman 1824" and "Whatman 1825".

Associated names: 

Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder.

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