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Telopoea speciosissima: PD.758-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Telopoea speciosissima


Draughtsman: Lindley, John



Measurements and weight

Height: 706 mm
Width: 504 mm

Relative size of this object

50.4 m70.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton


19th century
Production date: ? AD 1823 : Date from inscription

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of Bristol Board

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour Bristol board

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Telopoea Speciosissima / botanical name / Warrattau Natives name / Tulip so-called in New South Wales / the view is taken from Vaucluse Ponte shewing to the Left hand / the North head of the River which runs up to Sydney, to the Right hand / is a correct view of the Light House at South Head called 'The Macquarie Tower / together with the Telegraph, or signed Staff / J:L Delint 1823 /
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in different hand

  • Text: Trees possibly Eucalyptus / The Eucalyptus is found very plentifull throughout the whole of the Island / and is very large particularly that call'd the (Iron Bark) / L.L. in John Lindley
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.758-1973
Primary reference Number: 23841
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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