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Image number: RS.10577
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‘The Banksia Serrata in Fruit’

Date

1790

Creator

Frederick Polydor Nodder (1710-1804, British), Painter

Object type

Library reference

22426

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 292mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of Banksia serrata, a shrub native to Australia and first collected by Sir Joseph Banks.

Plate 20 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “The form of the capsules may be understood from the figure, which represents a whole spike in fruit, about half the natural size. The capsules are covered in thick down.”

The plate is inscribed: “F P Nodder delin. The Banksia serrata in Fruit. London Published as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by I.Debrett.”

“The Public may rely, with the most perfect confidence, on the care and accuracy with which the Drawings have been copied from nature, by Miss Stone, Mr.Catton, Mr.Nodder, and other artists; and the Editor flatters himself the Engravings are all executed with equal correctness, by, or under the immediate inspection of Mr.Milton. The Birds, &c. from which the drawings were taken are deposited in the Leverian Museum.”

Associated place

<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia