Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Eryngium campestre (Sea holly)
1760s
Watercolor on vellum.
11 5/16 x 8 1/16 inches (287 x 205 mm)
Purchase.
1978.8:49
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Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left: Eryngium campestre. Lin.
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).
Watermark: none.
Ruled border in graphite.

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