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Abutilon albescens
drawn 1770; painted 1778; printed 1980
plate 22 from Banks’ Florilegium, part I: Australia

Medium
colour engraving and etching (à la poupée) with hand-colouring
Measurements
34.5 × 23.0 cm irreg. (image) 46.0 × 29.9 cm (plate) 72.0 × 55.6 cm (sheet)
Edition
ed. 26/100
Printing/Publishing
printed by Michael Barrett and Edward Egerton-Williams, London; published by Alecto Historical Editions, London in association with The British Museum (Natural History)
Inscription
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.l.: BANKS’ FLORILEGIUM / PLATE No. 22 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: MB (in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) DB (banksia flower) (NH) ©1980
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del.1770 / F. P. Nodder pinx.1778
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 22 / ABUTILON ALBESCENS Miquel / Sida Multicapsularis / Bustard Bay, Australia / 22 May–24 May 1770
printed in ink (on mount) l.r.: G. Smith sculps.
Accession Number
2013.416.22
Departments
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

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