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Images Dated 3rd December 2007

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A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake Featured 3 Dec 2007 Image

A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake

Engraving on paper, A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake, the Green House & the Temple of Arethusa, in the Royal Gardens at Kew'. The print features the Palace, also known as The White House, home of King George III; also visible in the distance is the Orangery. The Swan Boat was made on the occasion of the Prince of Wales's 17th birthday in 1755. Designed by John Rich, the manager of Covent Garden, its neck and head reached 18 feet, and the boat could hold 10 people

© RBG KEW

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata) Featured 3 Dec 2007 Image

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. It seems to consist of three original stems now united as they have grown up. The whole group is 17 yards in circumference and two of the stems now united In 18 feet from the ground 13 yards. Novr 27 1858'. The painting was executed around seven months later at Tete. This particular tree was observed by Baines while accompanying Dr. David Livingstone on his Zambesi Expedition. Livingstone set out to explore the rapids at Kebrabasa, finally reaching them on the 9th November 1858. Of the surrounding topography he noted, The country, between Tette and Panda Mokua, where navigation ends, is well wooded and hilly on both banks...Conspicuous among the trees, for its gigantic size, and bark coloured exactly like Egyptian syenite, is the burly Baobab. It often makes other trees of the forest look like mere bushes in comparison

© RBG KEW

Licuala peltata, R Featured 3 Dec 2007 Image

Licuala peltata, R

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. Roxburgh reports in his Flora Indica that this species is ...a native of the woody mountainous parts near Chittagong, which separate that province from the Burma dominions...'. The leaves are used to improve opium burning, the stems for walking sticks

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew