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Botanical curiosity, Claimantius rotundus Australiensis [picture]
Bib ID 1826136
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description [between 1865 and 1874] 
1 painting : watercolour ; 19 x 16.7 cm. (sheet) 
Summary

A cartoon in the style of a botanical painting. The flower of the plant is the face of Arthur Orton (a.k.a. Tom Castro) who claimed to be Sir Roger Tichborne.

Notes

Inscriptions: title above and below the item. "(Several eminent men assert this plant to belong to the genus 'Tichbornius', others are equally confident that it is of the genus 'Ortonius'-)" -- beneath image.

Condition: good. Paper was once folded. Glue marks on the reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136503615

Subjects Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898 -- Caricatures, cartoons, etc.  |  Doughty-Tichborne, Roger Charles, 1829-1854 -- Caricatures and cartoons.  |  Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898 -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Humor.  |  Tichborne, Roger Charles, Sir, 1829-1854? -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Humor.  |  Trials (Impostors and imposture) -- England -- Pictorial works.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Cooee", National Library of Australia exhibition gallery, 14 June - 9 September 2007. 

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