'The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore'
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Oil on board, no date. According to the 'Official Guide to the North Gallery', Fifth Edition, 1892, ; 'The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn., is a tree of moderate size, a native of the South Sea Islands, where its fruit forms the chief food of the inhabitants, answering in use and taste our potato. A cloth is made from the fibre of the young trees; canoes from the trunks, and a kind of glue from the sap...The Butterflies are Papilio polytes'.
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Media ID 654402
Date: 3rd December 2007
Author: North, Marianne (1830-1890)
Image Size: 3827 x 4713 Pixels
Filesize is 13.32MB
Version 2 is 6.97MB
Associated Categories: Botanical Art
Associated Categories: Botanic
Associated Categories: Edible plants
Associated Categories: Marianne North
Keywords: 19th century, bread fruit, butterflies, exploration, explorer, food, fruit, green, insect, marianne north, oil, painted at singapore, paintings, timber, tree, useful plants, women artists