R. Alves Rebello

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R. Alves Rebello
fl. ca. 1760
Ononis Rotundifolia
Watercolor on vellum.
8 3/16 x 5 5/16 inches (209 x 135 mm)

Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower left, "R. Alves Rebello pinxit."; inscribed below image, "Ononis Rotundifolia Lin. Round leaved Restharrow"; numbered on verso in graphite, "99" (encircled), and "71/ 6".

Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck (1715-1785), Duchess of Portland; her sale, London, 24 April 1786; Elizabeth Walker; by descent to John Walker Ford; H.P. Kraus, New York.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 178-188, 210.


Part of 108 drawings of ferns, flowers, and fungi by Ehret and others; seventy-three by Ehret (1978.8:1-73); fourteen by James Bolton (1978.9:1-14); ten possibly by William Lewin (1978.10:1-10); two by R. Alves Rebello (1978.11:1-2); one by Lady Frances Howard (1978.12); one by Ann Lee (1978.13); seven by anonymous draftsmen (1978.14:1-7).
Part of a group originally assembled by Georg Dionysius Ehret's patron, Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck (1715-1785), Duchess of Portland, wife of William, 2nd Duke of Portland.

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Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck, Duchess of, 1715-1785, former owner.
Walker, Elizabeth, former owner.
Ford, John Walker, former owner.
Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988, former owner.

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