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446170
  • Title
    Item 06: Natural history and botanical drawings, ca. 1849-1872 / [attributed to Louisa Atkinson]
  • Call number
    PX*D 640
  • Level of description
    file
  • Date

    ca. 1849-1872
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446170
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    60 drawings - pencil, ink, wash, and watercolour drawings
    3 photographs
  • Scope and Content
    The collection includes views of Oldbury, Sutton Forest, Mount Keira coal mines, studies of Australian animals and birds, and botanical drawings.

    Views
    1. Oldbury Mill. "Emily' is written in pencil on lower right.
    2. View of Oldbury from Dairy Hill [Mt Gingenbullen]
    3. Casuarina stricta Concord. Augst llth.
    4. [Rocky waterhole]
    5. A duplicate scene is "Coral lus. Syd. News 14/4/1855 Louisa Atkinson. c.1855. [on reverse in donor's hand]
    6. Entrance to old shaft (on reverse in donor's hand) .... undoubtedly Mt Keira Mine, 1855.
    7. Coal Mines Mount Keira
    8. [Fern gully and stream - Sepia photograph of original pen & ink sketch]
    9. [River - Sepia photograph of original pen & ink sketch]
    10. [Shooting party with flying foxes - sepia photograph of original pen & ink sketch]
    11. [Sydney Harbour, possibly]
    12. Murphy [Portrait of a girl] 1854
    13. [Palm tree]
    14. Revd D Macdonald D.D.
    15. [Fenced enclosure and cattle trough]
    16. [Sydney Heads]

    Animals
    17. Flying Squirrel. Plate 6.
    18. [Hopping mouse] [on reverse] Plate 14
    19. Porcupine [on reverse]. Plate 14.
    20. Ecihen [i.e. Echidna, on reverse] Plate 18.
    21. Native Cat [on reverse] Plate 19
    22. Ringtailed Opossum [on reverse] Plate 23
    23. Bandicoot [on reverse] Plate 24
    24. [Koala]
    25. Petrogale penicillata [Rock Wallabies]
    26. Bauda Macropus ruficollis. Plate 30
    27. [Otter, possibly?]

    Insects, birds
    28. [Dragon fly]
    29. [Pigeon with manuscript note on reverse] 1849
    30. [Nesting birds, with pencil sketch of passenger coach on reverse]
    31. [Fighting birds, with pencil notes]
    32. [Bird]
    33. Elanus Notatus - Black shouldered Kite. Frith - High Country Plate VII. [on reverse in donor's hand]
    34. [Hawk, possibly?]
    35. [Crow]
    36. [Swallows with nest]
    37. [Nesting birds, with sketch of platypus on reverse]
    38. [Duck, with pencil notes]
    39. [Birds nests]
    40. [Parrots]
    41. Platycercus Barvardi [parrot]
    42. [Parrots]
    43. [Parrot]
    44. [Pencil note in donor's hand on fragment of paper watermarked '1860']
    45. [Honeyeater]
    46. Pteloris Victoria Gould
    47. Miss Atkinson's drawing [and in donor's hand] Charlotte Elizabeth? [on reverse]
    48. Apiosmictus scapulatus. Plate 6
    49. Trichoglossus Swainsonii Plate 8
    50. Euphema pulchella. Plate 9
    51. Ardea pacifica Lath. Plate 14...
    52. Plate 19. Anas superciliosa Gmel
    53. Phalacrocora melasleucas Plate 23

    Botanical drawings
    54. Chiloglottis oiphylla
    55. [Bouquet of flowers identified by Rachel Roxburgh as tetratheca, solanum, small white orchid, yellow pea flower. On the reverse is an inscription in the donor's hand -] "Atkinson's drawing / Probably Charlotte Elizabeth"
    56. [Flowers with botanical footnotes]
    57. [Two orchid plants]
    58. Lehmannia nerifolia? Pittosporacae
    59. [Pea flower]
    60. Travellers Grass Arum family
    61. [Pea flower]
    62. [Cactus flower]
    63. [Passion fruit flowers]
  • Source
    Presented by Miss Janet Cosh, the granddaughter of Louisa Atkinson, May 1989 Pic.Acc.4928
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The works are not signed.
    Some titles have been given by the donor.
    For information on Louisa Atkinson, complied by the donor, see PXn 836.
    See also Louisa Atkinson papers at A 4496 - A 4497 (CY 1907), PXA 4498, and PXA 4499 - PXA 4501 (CY 1937 - CY 1938).
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1038190
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Most of the drawings are titled by the artist.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Attributed to the artist from information supplied by the donor and comparison with other works of Louisa Atkinson held in the Mitchell Library.
  • Creator/Author/Artist
  • Subject
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