(England, Australia 1770 – Aug 1819)
The variegated lizard of New South Wales
- Not on display
- Further information
John Lewin arrived in New South Wales in 1800 with an innate curiosity about the natural world. He made a large number of botanical drawings and collected specimens that formed the basis of two of the earliest books on the fauna of the colony. 'The Variegated lizard of New South Wales' is one of a number of drawings Lewin made for Governor Bligh. Its high state of finish and landscape setting suggest it was intended for public view and is among a number of presentation drawings Lewin made during his career.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
- pencil, watercolour, opaque white, gum on paper
- 26.3 x 45.3 cm sight; 75.0 x 91.5 x 4.2cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "JW Lewin A.L.S./ Dem. 23. 1807".
- Edward Stinson Bequest Fund 1990
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