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British School
18th cent
Tuberous Peaseling
1774
Watercolor on vellum.
9 15/16 x 7 7/8 inches (253 x 200 mm)
Purchase.
1978.14:1
Inscription: 
Inscribed at bottom in brown ink: OROBUS tuberofus Lin: 1774.
Provenance: 
Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck (1715-1785), Duchess of Portland; her sale, London, 24 April 1786; Elizabeth Walker; by descent to John Walker Ford; H. P. Kraus, New York.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 178-188, 210.

Notes: 

Part of 108 drawings of ferns, flowers, and fungi by 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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