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Image number: RS.10582
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‘Bark of the Red Gum Tree’

Date

1790

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical studies of the bark and fruit of the Red Mahogany (Eucalyptus resinifera) native to Australia.

Plate 25 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “This is a very large and lofty tree, much exceeding the English oak in size. The wood is extremely brittle, and, from the large quantity of resinous gum which it contains, is of little use but for firewood.”

The plate is inscribed: “F.P.Nodder, delin. Bark of the Red Gum Tree. 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