Diamond python, Morelia spilota

Diamond python, Morelia spilota

Port Jackson Painter
Watercolour and ink, c1788 - 1798 © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
Port Jackson Painter collection

This striking depiction of a snake formed part of Sir Joseph Banks’ personal collection of First Fleet art, donated to the British Museum in 1827.

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The Art of the First Fleet book

The Art of the First Fleet book

Enjoy rare watercolours, ink and pencil drawings and some of the only visual records of the lives of the indigenous Eora people of Australia.

These beautiful illustrations, by artists on board the First Fleet, document the sights witnessed by the first Europeans to colonise Australia.

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