[Australian Native Flowering Plants]. Rosa Fiveash, Australian.
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
[Australian Native Flowering Plants]
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[Australian Native Flowering Plants]

1894. Twelve gouache or tempera paintings on fabric, each initialled “R.C.F.” and captioned lower left to right, annotation including artist’s name and date in ink on accompanying original presentation box, 19.5 x 19.5cm (approx. each). Slight stains to some.

Captions read “Clianthus [dampieri], Sturt Pea. Eucalyptus, Red Gum. Boronia, W. Australia. Exocarpus, Native Cherry, S. Australia. Pomaderris. Eucalyptus, White Gum. Glossodia Orchid, S. Australia. Caladenia, Spider Orchid. Lotus Australis. Diuris, Orchid, S. Australia. Acacia pycnanthi, Wattle. Eucalyptus, Pink Gum.” Annotation reads “Miss Rosa Fiveash, Yard St, North Adelaide, South Australia. 12 hand-painted doyles [sic]. 1894.”

Rosa Fiveash, sought after as a versatile illustrator for scientific papers, was considered to be one of the foremost Australian botanical artists of her day.

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Item #CL169-75

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