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Pterocaulon sphacelatum
drawn 1770; painted 1779; printed 1982
plate 160 from Banks’ Florilegium, part VIII: Australia

colour engraving and etching (à la poupée) with hand-colouring
32.1 × 12.0 cm irreg. (image) 46.0 × 29.9 cm (plate) 71.8 × 56.0 cm (sheet)
ed. 26/100
printed by Martin Saull and Michael Egerton-Williams, London; published by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History)
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.l.: BANKS’ FLORILEGIUM / PLATE No. 160 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: MS (in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) BM (banksia flower) (NH) ©1982
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del.1770 / F. P. Nodder pinx.1779
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 160 / PTEROCAULON SPHACELATUM (Labillardière) Bentham & Hooker ex F. von Mueller / Gnaphalium capitatum / Thirsty Sound, Australia / 29 May–31 May 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
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Gallery location
Not on display