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446814
  • Title
    Collection 24: Australian flowers, 1787-1799 / possibly by William Dawes
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/PXD 17
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1787-1799
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446814
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    33 drawings - watercolour
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Previously attributed to George Raper, able seaman, traveled with the First Fleet on board the Sirius. En route he was promoted Midshipman.
    He was one of the crew stranded on Norfolk Island for almost a year following the wrecking of the Sirius on 19 March 1789. He returned to Port Jackson on board the Supply in February 1791 and embarked on the Waaksaamheid to return to England in the same month.
    Raper is known for his watercolour paintings and drawings of landscape, flora and fauna.
  • Scope and Content
    p. 1: unidentified
    p. 2, no. 1: Campanula; no. 2: unidentified; no. 3: Anthericum
    p. 3, no. 1: Lobelia; no. 2: Orchid
    p. 4: unidentified
    p. 5: New genus Decandria Monogynia
    p. 6: Epidendrum
    p. 7: Brabejum
    p. 8: unidentified
    p. 9: unidentified
    p. 10: Clematis
    p. 11: Scoevola
    p. 12: Solanum stelligesum
    p. 13: Embothrium buxifolium
    p. 14: Crinum
    p. 15: Pandr. 1 gyn `alive at Lee's'
    p. 16, no. 1: unidentified; no. 2: unidentified
    p. 17: Guarea
    p. 18, no. 1: unidentified; no. 2: unidentified
    p. 19: Ceratopetalum
    p. 20: Convollaria or Dracoena
    p. 21, no.1: Viola; no. 2: Drosera; no. 3: Hyris bracteata
    p. 22: Mimosa
    p. 23: Styphelia
    p. 24: Drosera dichotoma
    p. 25, no. 1: unidentified; no. 2: unidentified
    p. 26: new genus Monadelphia
    p. 27: Melaleuca
    p. 28: Epidendrum
    p. 29: Mesembryanth
    p. 30: Anthericum [with butterfly, caterpillar, insect]
    p. 31, no. 1: Fern done at N. Island; no. 2: Red hibiscus flower; no. 3: Climbing plant / flower
    p. 32: unidentified
    p. 33: Spruce tree of New Zealand (titled in ink in unknown hand)
  • Source
    Acquired from Mr Murray Marks, London dealer, 1911. Marginal note reads: `Submitted by M. Marks through courtesy of Sir T.G. Carmichael, 2 May 1911'. Previously owned by Mr Herbert Shelley.
  • Access Conditions
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  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Titles written in pencil in the hand of Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828), founder of Linnean Society.
    Notes on Raper's drawings (ML PXD 17 and PXD 18), compiled by the Mitchell Library, are located at PXn 368.
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Exhibited in
    Painting the Pacific
    Possessed : an exhibition of treasures

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