Samuel Holden, 'Showy Banksia

Samuel Holden, 'Showy Banksia

Samuel Holden (active1830s and 1840s)
'Showy Banksia, Banksia Speciosa'
1838
Watercolour
Museum no. 8277.9

Samuel Holden specialised in illustrating species introduced into private collections from abroad, many of which were later engraved and published in journals such as the Botanical Magazine. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds 128 works by Holden.

This drawing shows a species introduced into Britain. It describes the Showy Banksia, an Australian discovery named after Sir Joseph Banks (1744-1820), the so-called 'father of Australian botany.'

 

This print can be found in Print Room Box DP1.