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Background imageExplorer Collection: View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North

View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

Background imageExplorer Collection: Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas BAOBAB near the bank of the Lue, a tributary of the Zambesi River above Kabrabasi

Background imageExplorer Collection: Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Coc

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Cockatoo.-Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia

Background imageExplorer Collection: Portrait of E H Wilson

Portrait of E H Wilson
Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty

Background imageExplorer Collection: The Welwitschia mirabilis

The Welwitschia mirabilis
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso The Welwitschia mirabilis, Nyanka Kykamkop or plant of Hykamkop or Otjitumbo Otjihooro. Stump with a head. South West Africa T. Baines

Background imageExplorer Collection: Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn. [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries

Background imageExplorer Collection: Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793

Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Watercolour and pencil on paper by Francis Masson, 1793. Field sketch made by Masson in the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageExplorer Collection: Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil

Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The large trunk in front covered with a Cactus (Cereus, sp.), a large aroid (Philodendron, sp.)

Background imageExplorer Collection: No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya
Oil on board, no date. Study of the Bunya-Bunya. This noble Conifer, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. is perhaps the most valuable food-tree indigenous in Australia

Background imageExplorer Collection: View in the Forest on Mount Wellington, Tasmania

View in the Forest on Mount Wellington, Tasmania
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; The large tree with dark foliage in the centre is a species of Beech-Birch of the colonists

Background imageExplorer Collection: Possum up a Gum Tree

Possum up a Gum Tree
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; The Opossum feeds on the leaves of Eucalyptus paniculata, Sm. and Loranthus aurantiacus, A.Cunn

Background imageExplorer Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageExplorer Collection: A tall Brazilian Climber

A tall Brazilian Climber
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; This is Aristolochia brasiliensis, Mart. & Zucc. var

Background imageExplorer Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930)

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant

Background imageExplorer Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson - 1876-1930 - May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about

Background imageExplorer Collection: Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock

Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock
Joseph Rock 1884-1962 - China Explorer aged 78 in Honolulu - with Elizabeth McClintock. Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884, ?? 1962) was an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist

Background imageExplorer Collection: The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)

The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland, South West Africa, about 20 feet in height

Background imageExplorer Collection: The Bottle Tree of Queensland

The Bottle Tree of Queensland
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, 1892, The Bottle Tree of Queensland.- Beyond, a grass fire through which the artist and her companions had to gallop

Background imageExplorer Collection: Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland

Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The trees, Araucaria bidwillii, Hook

Background imageExplorer Collection: The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore

The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, ; The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn

Background imageExplorer Collection: Australian Spear Lily and an Acacia

Australian Spear Lily and an Acacia
Oil on board, no date. According to the... There are two species of Doryanthes, the present, D.Palmeri, Hill, and D.excelsa, which has a globose inflorescence

Background imageExplorer Collection: Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales

Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The beauty of the richly coloured seeds of this Cycad (Macrozamia spiralis, Miq.)

Background imageExplorer Collection: Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Watercolour, gouache and pencil field sketch on paper. Inscribed by Baines in pencil on recto The Big tree a M.... or Baobab at Marma Kahuwe Dec 29 1861 10am, T. Baines

Background imageExplorer Collection: John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden, botanical explorer and plant collector, with his wife, standing outside their tent at a camp near Kampala, Uganda, in 1916

Background imageExplorer Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson - Gardners Chronicle p.114 - Feb 25 1905 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H

Background imageExplorer Collection: Alexander Wollaston

Alexander Wollaston, doctor, explorer and naturalist. photograph from an album illustrating the zoological and botanical expedition Wollaston led to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea 1912-1913

Background imageExplorer Collection: Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo

Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo
Oil on canvas. Inscription in paint on verso of canvas, Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo. 15 or 20 miles from Tete, cutting lengths of cane, crushing it in mill, boiling, and chrystallisation, July 26



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