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[Nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)] [picture] / [George Raper]
Bib ID 3579439
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Raper, George, 1769-1796
 
Online Versions
Description [1788?] 
1 drawing : watercolour ; 47.9 x 29.8 cm. 
Series

Raper, George, 1769-1796. Ducie collection of First Fleet art.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on information supplied by vendors' agent.

Attributed to George Raper by National Library of Australia Pictures Branch.

Part of the collection: The Ducie collection of First Fleet art.

Inscription: "6"--In pencil on verso.

Watermark: Fleur de Lys shield and GR.

Plants: Caladenia carnea (pink fingers) on left; Carpobrotus glaucescens, centre; Viola hederacea on left.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-150069345

Related Material Used as the basis for: Rufous night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) / John Hunter, no. 9 in his: Birds & flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot in 1788, '89 and '90, located in the National Library of Australia Pictures collection.  Used as the basis for: Pink fingers (Caladenia carnea) and Viola hederacea / John Hunter, no. 6 in his: Birds & flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot in 1788, '89 and '90, located in the National Library of Australia Pictures collection. 
Source of Acquisition Purchased from the Ducie/Moreton family, October 2005. 
Subjects Rufous night heron -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Birds -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Wild flowers -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Caladenia -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Raper, George, 1769-1796
Exhibited Exhibited: "National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries". Touring exhibition December 2005 - August 2007, organised by the National Library of Australia. 

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