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Hybanthus enneaspermus
drawn 1770; painted 1782; printed 1980
plate 9 from Banks’ Florilegium, part I: Australia

colour engraving and etching (à la poupée) with hand-colouring
28.9 × 16.4 cm irreg. (image) 46.1 × 30.0 cm (plate) 72.0 × 55.8 cm (sheet)
ed. 26/100
printed by Michael Barrett and Edward Egerton-Williams, London; published by Alecto Historical Editions, London in association with The British Museum (Natural History)
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.l.: BANKS’ FLORILEGIUM / PLATE No. 9 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: KB (in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) BM (banksia flower) (NH) ©1980
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del. 1770 / F. P. Nodder pinx. 1782
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 9 / HYBANTHUS ENNEASPERMUS (Linnaeus) F. von Mueller / Viola enneasperma Linnaeus / Endeavour River, Australia / 17 June–4 August 1770
printed in ink (on mount) l.r.: D. MacKenzie sculps.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Rio Tinto Limited through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2013
Gallery location
Not on display