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"Reptile of Port Jackson"

Artist: Raper, George
Created: [1789]
Dimensions: 31 x 47.1 cm
Reference: Raper Drawing - no. 42


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  • George Raper]
  • The drawing is inscribed in black ink at the bottom "REPTILE of PORT-JACKSON - Natural Size - GEO: RapeR.# 1789 ~".
  • The drawing is signed "GEO: RapeR" and dated 1789.
  • The drawing is inscribed in pencil at bottom left with the number "42", at top right "41", and on the reverse "26".
  • The reptile has not been identified but resembles that depicted in the Port Jackson Collection drawing number 51, which has been identified as the Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua scincoides.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London).
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library order number 15142
  • Miss Eva Godman donated 1962
  • Data sheet available.
  • Hindwood, K.A. 'George Raper: an Artist of the First Fleet', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 50, Pt. 1, 1964 pp.32-57.