A Banksia Album: 200 Years of Botanical Art
National Library Australia, 2012 - 128 pages
With their bold flowering and fruiting spikes, banksias remain a favourite among artists and gardeners alike. A Banksia Album features over 90 stunning full-colour reproductions of watercolours, pencil and sepia-wash drawings, colour prints and early hand-coloured engravings and lithographs of banksias from the National Library of Australias collections. A Banksia Album covers over two centuries of botanical illustration, from 1770 when the Endeavours artist, Sydney Parkinson, was the first European to make drawings of banksias at Botany Bay, to 2007 with two prints of Banksia rosserae by Celia Rosser.
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Contents The Art of Banksias
List of Illustrations
1880s watercolour Adam Forster aemula Alex George Archibald Menzies Australian Collection nla.cat-vn1623778 Australian Rare Books Author’s note BANKSIA Banksia Banksia ericifolia Banksia integrifolia Banksia marginata Banksia serrata banksia species Birds of Australia botanical artist botanist Carl Linnaeus cm Pictures Collection Collection nla.cat-vn1623778 Courtesy Collector of type Courtesy Celia Courtesy The Royal Curtis’s Botanical Magazine dentata Domain Trust Ebenezer Edward Gostelow Ellis Rowan ericifolia subsp European collector Ferdinand Bauer Florilegium flower spike Forest Flora fruiting Gardens and Domain George Loddiges Govt Printer Honeysuckle Banksia illustrated integrifolia subsp J.H. Maiden Sydney Joseph Banks King George Sound Labillardière Latin Linnaeus the younger lithographer London Margaret Flockton Meaning of name Melbourne menziesii oblongifolia occidentalis paintings plate praemorsa published Rare Books Collection Redouté Robert Brown robur Rosser Royal Botanic Gardens seed South Australia South Wales South Wales Namer spinulosa Sydney Parkinson Sydney Parkinson artist type specimens Western Australia Western Australia Namer William Baxter William Westall