C1773

A Branch of the Bread-Fruit with the Fruit

The Breadfruit was collected and distributed by Bligh as a possible source of high-energy food for British slaves in the Caribbean. John Frederick Miller 1759 &#8211 1796 was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects. Miller was the son of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Branch of the Bread-Fruit with the Fruit

Date:

C1773

Engraver:

John Frederick Miller 
(1759 – 
–)

Condition:

Folds & repaired tear right hand side as usual. Light spotting.

Technique:

AUTHENTICITY
A Branch of the Bread-Fruit with the Fruit - Antique Print from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

The Breadfruit was collected and distributed by Bligh as a possible source of high-energy food for British slaves in the Caribbean. John Frederick Miller 1759 &#8211 1796 was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects. Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian M�ller (1715- c.1790). He was one of the artists who converted Sydney Parkinson’s drawings from James Cook’s first voyage into paintings. He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. From the rare English edition of Cook’s first voyage account by Hawkesworth.

Sydney Parkinson (1745 - 1771)

Sydney Parkinson (17451771) Parkinson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and from an early age his artistic abilities were noticed. He was employed by Joseph Banks in London before joining him and Daniel Solander on James Cook’s Endeavour on a circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) as a botanical draughtsman. During the voyage, he made at least 1,300 drawings and paintings. Parkinson was the first European to draw eucalypts. On the return voyage, he died in Batavia.

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