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Joseph Banks engraving portrait Thomas Phillips

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Sir J Banks


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Antique print relating to Australia


The original oil dates to c1808/9. Naturalist, patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. Banks (1743-1820) sailed with Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. He advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia. Some marks in the margins.

Additional Information

artist Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips
method Steel-engraving
date C1840
size 270mm by 180mm (sheet)135mm by 105mm (image)
SKU AU6331