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Watercolour - A group of flowers in a jar and a bird's nest
  • A group of flowers in a jar and a bird's nest
    Meen, Margaret
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A group of flowers in a jar and a bird's nest

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1806 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meen, Margaret (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. M. Bussche, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    520-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 28, box L

Physical description

Watercolour depicting a group of flowers in a jar and a bird's nest. Signed.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1806 (made)

Artist/maker

Meen, Margaret (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 in, Width: 21.5 in

Object history note

Painted in 1806 for Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III. A copy by the Princess Elixabeth exists in the Royal Collection, it is inscribed on the reverse 'Eliza fecit / Nov 14th / 1792'

Queen Charlotte's Treasurer's accounts record a payment of £22.12s made to Mrs Meen "for drawings" on the 23 March 1792. It is possible that the V&A painting was among the works purchased by Queen Charlotte.

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Margaret Meen depicting a group of flowers in a jar and a bird's nest. Great Britain, 1806.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Roberts, J. George III and Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste, London, 2004, pp.83

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Nests; Flowers

Categories

Paintings; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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