Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Leucojum
1767
Gouache over pencil on vellum.
18 1/16 x 12 13/16 inches (459 x 325 mm)
Gift of Mr. Junius S. Morgan and Mr. Henry S. Morgan.
1952.28:14
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Signed and dated in ink at lower right: G. D. Ehret pinxit /1767.
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.
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Inscribed in ink at the bottom: "Bunias (cakile) silliculis ovatis/aevibus ancipitibus. Linn, Sea Rocket."
Inserted at front of the volume is a note, presumably in Ehret's hand, reading: "The plant which I have drawn last year by an overside have given a name under the drawing, of Leu cojum morinum which is not the true generical title of the plant--therefore I beg for the present to lay the underwritten name to it till such time I can rectifie it myself. Bunias cakile siliculis ovatis aeribus ancipitibus. Linn Sea Rocket."

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