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Dianella caerulea
drawn 1770; painted 1775; printed 1984
plate 322 from Banks’ Florilegium, part XV: Australia

colour engraving and etching (à la poupée)
ed. 26/100
printed by Peter Mant 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. 322 EDITION No. 26/100
embossed and inscribed in pencil l.r.: PM
(in an oval) (dragon rampant) AHE (monogram) BM (banksia flower) (NH) ©1984
printed in ink (on mount) l.l.: S. Parkinson del.1770 / J. Cleveley pinx.1775
printed in ink (on mount) l.c.: PLATE 322 / DIANELLA CAERULEA Sims / Anthericum caeruleum / Bustard Bay, Australia / 22 May-24 May 1770
printed in ink (on mount) l.r.: J. Goldar 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