Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

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Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

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SAFE/PXD 1098/vol. 5

Record identifier

1JkmWJqY

Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

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Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

Full title

Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

Date

1790s

Call Numbers

SAFE/PXD 1098/vol. 5

Record Identifier

1JkmWJqY
Physical Description

Contents

1 album (approximately 259 drawings) - drawings 31.1 x 19.5 cm and smaller., album 33 x 21.4 cm - watercolour

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Item

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

1 This Plant grows in moist place to the height of 3 feet February
Philydrum lanuginosum
watercolour on paper watermarked 'Fleur de Lis / 1794'

2 Natural Size / This plant grows about eight or ten feet in Height in sandy soil / December
watercolour on paper

3 This Shrub when its berries are ripened are eaten by the Natives....

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Volume 05: Drawings of plants of New South Wales

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Contributing Creator

In a very few cases the artist is identified, being either Colonel William Paterson (Coll: Paterson) or Thomas Watling (T.W.). Items listed “watercolour on paper watermarked ?” indicates that the watermark is not visible.

NOTES

General note

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Signature / Inscriptions

13th Earl of Derby’s bookplate on front pastedown

Attributions / Conjectures

Numerous subjects here are variants of drawings by Watling and the Port Jackson Painter (and are possibly by the same hands) in the Watling and Banks Ms34 collections: for example:
p.19 Native name Givee en - Watling 467 (“Flowering shrub, ‘native name Givee en’”)
p.20 - Watling 456
p.23 - Watling 425
p.24 - Watling 426
p.25 - Watli...

Conservation note

Album is contemporary calf gilt, rebacked with 19th century speckled calf gilt in compartments with green morocco lettering piece titled ‘DRAWINGS OF PLANTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES’

Alphanumeric designations

The watercolours are listed in numerical order as they appear in the album.

Description source

New South Wales drawings : the property of the Earl of Derby : important early Australian watercolours from the library of the 13th Earl of Derby at Knowsley [catalogue] / Christie's. [London : Christie's, 2011]

Titles of the majority of the subjects are as follows: current common name where identified; according to the English and Latin inscription...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

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Artist colony: drawing Sydney’s nature

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/PXD 1098/vol. 5

Record Identifier

1JkmWJqY

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1JkmWJqY

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Reference code

940938

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