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MS. Ashmole 1461

'Tradescant's Orchard': watercolours of garden fruits, arranged roughly by date of ripening; made perhaps in association with the elder John Tradescant,? 1620s

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Images scanned from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 444.3

Previous images: from Bodleian filmstrip Rolls 444.1 and 444.2)
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 1
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fol. 113r
'The grete \Early/ yollow peech.'
Ripe 6 Sept.
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fol. 115r
'The blake pech red all with in.'
Ripe 20 Sept.
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fol. 117r
'The whighte peech.'
Ripe 21 Sept.
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fol. 119r
'The Round Cornation pech.'
Ripe 24 Sept.
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fol. 120r
'The peach Dutroye'.
Ripe [not stated].
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fol. 121r
'The Russet Blud peech' ['or Durosnus'].
Ripe 25 Sept.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 7
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fol. 122r
A large peach, uncaptioned.
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 8
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fol. 123r
'The Mallycotonne peche.'
Ripe 26 Sept.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 9
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fol. 125r
'A late ripe yollow peech ripe October the 10, but wery good firme peech.'
Ripe 10 Oct.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 10
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fol. 127r
'An Early ripe Apple and good in taste'.
Ripe 22 Aug.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 11
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fol. 129r
'A french peare Called R[ ] Collavit Rip August 29.'
Ripe 29 Aug.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 12
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fol. 131r
'The Jerusalem peere.'
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 13
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fol. 133r
'The grete winter peere.'
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 14
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fol. 135r
'The greet 16 ounce peere.'
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 15
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fol. 137r
'The Peare Quince.'
Ripe 5 Oct.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 16
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fol. 139r
'The portingegale Quince.'
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 17
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fol. 141r
'The grete Roman Hasell Nut.'
Ripe [not stated].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 18
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fol. 143r
'The smalle Reson grape.'
Ripe 12 Sept.
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 19
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fol. 145r
'The Blue grape.'
Ripe 27 Sept.
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fol. 147r
'The Gret Reson Grape.'
Ripe 10 Oct. [Caption partly trimmed away at the foot and rewritten by Ashmole at the top].
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Source: Roll 444.3 frame 21
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fol. 149r
'The burtet Grape, wich wery scildum rip [ ]' [cut away].

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