Georg Dionysius Ehret
Erythrina (Coral Tree)
Watercolor on parchment.
9 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches (251 x 169 mm)
Signed and dated in pen and ink at lower right: G.D. Ehret pinxit / 1761.
Inscribed in pen and ink at lower right (above signature): ERYTHRINA foliis ternatis / caule Simplicissimo inermi. Linn.
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.
Flowers in Books and Drawings, ca. 940-1840, the Pierpont Morgan Library, catalog no. 107, plate 18.
One of 73 drawings of ferns, flowers, and fungi by Ehret (1978.8:1-73).
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.