Pictures

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

Export this record

Export selected records

Export record to excel

File type to download

Beta version

Record title

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

Call numbers

PX*D 246 , PX*D 247

Record identifier

npAdVmX1

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

ACCESS
https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/npAdVmX1

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

Full title

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

Date

ca. 1875-1878

Call Numbers

PX*D 246 , PX*D 247

Record Identifier

npAdVmX1
Physical Description

Contents

1 album (116 watercolour and pencil drawings, 1 plant specimen) - 51 x 38 cm.

1 albums (77 watercolour and pencil drawings, 1 lithograph - 51 x 37.7 x 3.7 cm. - PX*D 247

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Series

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Terms of use

Ask a Librarian online or in the reading room.

More information

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

The drawings feature a plant in detail along with cross-sections and closer studies of aspects of the plants and flowers.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

R.D. Fitzgerald collection of drawings of Australian orchids, ca. 1875-1878

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

The drawings in these albums form part of the original works used for R.D. Fitzgerald's publication on Australian Orchids.
Some drawings are incomplete.
A few drawings are executed on large sheets that are folded.

Signature / Inscriptions

Each drawing has pencil notions with Latin botanical name of the plant, location, and date (without supplying year).
Some notes are initialled, "A.S.R."
Embossed on spine of each album, "Originals / of / Published / Drawings / of / Australian / Orchids"

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Transfer to Mitchell Library Pictures Section, June 1997

Exhibited in

Impact: a changing land

Administrative / Biographical history

Robert David Fitzgerald was a natural history artist, draughtsman, and surveyor who came to Sydney in 1856 and worked in the Lands Department. Fitzgerald gained a reputation as a competent botanical illustrator with the production of his 12 part work on Australian Orchids, published from 1875 to 1894. -- Reference: Dictionary of Australian Artists...

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

PX*D 246 , PX*D 247

Record Identifier

npAdVmX1

Permalink

https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/npAdVmX1

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

446200

How to access this item