Sydney Parkinson (1745? - 1771)
Stigmaphyllon ciliatum, [1768-1771]
Watercolour on paper, 460 x 295 mm.
During two years of the voyage, Parkinson produced
hundreds of drawings and sketches of the animals
and plants that were discovered. Tragically, Parkinson
died from a fever on the return journey and so never
received public acclaim for his monumental work.