Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Echinopus major I.B.
1757.
Gouache point of brush, pen and gold for title and date, on vellum.
9 3/4 x 6 13/16 inches (247 x 173 mm)
Purchase.
1978.8:21
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Inscribed, lower right in gold: Echinopus major. I.B. / Ehret 1757.
Provenance: 
Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, Bulstrode, England; her sale, London, Portland Museum, Skinner, 24 April 1786 ff. (to Walker); Mrs. Elizabeth Walker; by descent to John Walker Ford; H. P. Kraus, New York.
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One of 73 drawings of ferns, flowers, and fungi by Ehret (1978.8:1-73).

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