C1860

Australian Boabab Tree (Adansonia Gregorii) [Baobab]

Artist:

Thomas Baines (1820 - 1875)

One of the few images made of  Baines Australian works while he was in Australia. Common name: Boab, Baobab, Australian BaobabModern binomial name: Adansonia gregoriiFirst described: MuellerDistribution: WA, NT  

$A 195

S/N: GOANIA-294-BOT-AA–232300
(B007)
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Full Title:

Australian Boabab Tree (Adansonia Gregorii) [Baobab]

Date:

C1860

Artist:

Thomas Baines (1820 - 1875)

Engraver:

Walter Fitch 
(1817 – 
1892)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 93mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australian Boabab Tree (Adansonia Gregorii) [Baobab] - Antique Print from 1860

Genuine antique
dated:

1860

Description:

One of the few images made of  Baines Australian works while he was in Australia.

Common name: Boab, Baobab, Australian Baobab
Modern binomial name: Adansonia gregorii
First described: Mueller
Distribution: WA, NT  

Biography:

Thomas Baines (1820-1875)

Painterwriter and explorer spent most of his life in Africa apart from 2 years spent in Australia. It was here that was appointed artist on the North Aust. expedition led by A.C. Gregory.

Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)

Fitch attracted the attention of Sir William Hooker when he became Director of the Kew Gardens in 1841. He stayed there for the next fifty years. Fitch was a quick & extremely industrious artist, his published drawings reached the almost incredible total of 9960. He was the sole draughtsman & lithographer for the Botanical Magazine for forty three years. He was the last of  the giants of C19th botanical artists.

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