Antique framed watercolour painting study Smiths Exotic Botany dated 1804-6.
English, dated 1804-6.
Artist: Sir James Edward Smith, Bart.
See label for provenance on reverse: "Diuris Punctata, Blue Dotted Duirus, Native of New South Wales".
"Diuris punctata, commonly known as the purple donkey orchid is a species of orchid which is endemic to south-eastern continental Australia. It has two grass-like leaves and up to ten purple or mauve flowers, often with darker, sometimes yellow marks … (Wikipedia).
Size of frame: 14.5 x 10 inches.
Size of painting: 13.75 x 9.25 inches.
Weight: 350g (allow 2.5 kg volumetric weight once packed).
Condition commensurate with age – some superficial marks and scratches and some knocks to frame but all part of its charm and character.
A charming study.
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