Drumaran, Ireland 1756 – Worthing, England 1832

print after

  • Australia 1788 - 1796


Great Britain 1757 – 1822


James Edward SMITH

1759 – 1828


Banksia spinulosa [Prickly-leaved banksia]. 1793
Collection Title: Smith, James Edward. 'A specimen of the botany of New Holland.' London: J. Sowerby, 1793
Page: plate 4.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 21.8 h x 13.9 w cm plate-mark 23.6 h x 16.2 w cm page 30.6 h x 23.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1832.4
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book Australia, Plants
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Anne McCormick, Rare Books, Paintings and Prints, Sydney, August 1986;
  • From the catalogue, ' Anne McCormick, Rare Books, Paintings and Prints,' Sydney: Anne McCormick, Autumn 1986, cat., no. 29.