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"The Cherry of New South Wales"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 33 x 18.6 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 440


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The bottom half of the sheet contains a painting of a tree with red fruits, with a detail of a branch and seeds on the top half. The branch is green with many forks off the main stem, but no visible leaves, and the fruit are red and oval shaped, with yellow seeds on the end. Between the two main drawings there is a detail of three seeds, two of which are yellow in colour and one white. The drawing is annotated in black and brown ink.


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