James Bolton

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James Bolton
active 1775-1795
Long-leaved Sundew (Drosera anglica)
Watercolor on parchment.
6 15/16 x 5 7/8 inches (171 x 149 mm)
Curatorial Comments: 

Identified by John Edmondson (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) as Long-leaved Sundew (Drosera anglica).

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.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 187-188, 178.


One of 108 drawings of ferns, flowers, and fungi by Georg Dionysius Ehret and others; seventy-three by Ehret (1978.8:1-73); fourteen by James Bolton (1978.9:1-14); ten possibly by William Lewin (1978.10:1-10); two by R. Alves Rebello (1978.11:1-2); one by Lady Frances Howard (1978.12); one by Ann Lee (1978.13); seven by anonymous draftsmen (1978.14:1-7).
Part of a group originally assembled by Georg Dionysius Ehret's patron, Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck (1715-1785), Duchess of Portland, wife of William, 2nd Duke of Portland.

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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.

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