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Castanospermum australe
drawn 1770; painted 1779; printed 1981
plate 84 from Banks’ Florilegium, part IV: Australia

colour engraving and etching (à la poupée) with hand-colouring
45.0 × 29.2 cm irreg. (image) 46.2 × 30.1 cm (plate) 71.6 × 56.0 cm (sheet)
ed. 26/100
printed by Malcolm Humble 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. 84 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: MH (in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) BM (banksia flower) (NH) ©1981
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del.1770 / F. P. Nodder pinx.1779
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 84 / CASTANOSPERMUM AUSTRALE A. Cunningham & Fraser ex W. J. Hooker in Fraser / Sophora caudiciflora / Endeavour River, Australia / 17 June–4 August 1770
printed in ink (on mount) l.r.: G. Sibelius 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
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Gallery location
Not on display