Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Pinguicula Gesneri (Butterwort)
1766
Watercolor on vellum.
9 7/8 x 6 11/16 inches (251 x 170 mm)
Purchase.
1978.8:2
Inscription: 
Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower right (below painted design): G.D. Ehret pinxit 1766.
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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