Scientific illustrations

Animal drawings, Animal prints, Insect drawings, Natural history pictures, Natural history prints

Illustrations characterized by great detail and exactitude, suitable for scientific study or identification of organisms and naturally occurring objects. Component parts are often labeled.

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Date: 1983 By: Cooper, William T., 1934- Ref: B-183-028 Description: Shows three kingfishers, two Spotted wood kingfishers, one female, one male, and one male Hombron's kingfisher. All sit on the branches of a tree. Extended ...
Date: 1830 - 1837 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 :Watercolours of birds. 1828-1837. Ref: E-256-q-105 Description: Drawing of a bird [weaver?] with greenish-yellow plumage and a black `mask' on the face and throat. The underparts are not as olive green as the upper body. ...
Date: 1993 - 1994 From: Morse, Pauline M fl. 1975-1990s :[Limited edition prints]; [1] Little spotted kiwi, [2] Great spotted kiwi, [3] North Island brown kiwi, [4] Okarito brown kiwi, [5] Soutern Tokoeka, [6] Haast tokoeka. Wellington, BNZ, 1994. By: Morse, Pauline Mary, active 1970-1990s; Bank of New Zealand Ref: C-123-030 Description: Shows two tokoeka (South Island brown kiwi), one at near left, one further off at centre, standing on tussock-covered flat land. Three clumps of flax are vis...
Date: 1974 From: Eagle, Audrey Lily, 1926- :[Collection of original paintings made for "Eagle's trees and shrubs of New Zealand" books. 1955-2005] Ref: A-437-339 Description: Shows leaves, flowers and fruit of New Zealand toropapa. Artist's list: A. banksii: Flowers June 1974, fruit August, from Mangamuka Gorge, Northland. Coll. ...
Date: 1969 - 1971 - 1988 From: Eagle, Audrey Lily, 1926- :[Collection of original paintings made for "Eagle's trees and shrubs of New Zealand" books. 1955-2005] Ref: A-437-221 Description: Shows leaves, flowers and fruit of a variety of mistletoe. Artist's list: Flowers Jan. 1969, from Lake Manapouri, coll. A Eagle. Fruit April 1971 also L. Ma...
Date: 1979 - 1980 From: Eagle, Audrey Lily, 1926- :[Collection of original paintings made for "Eagle's trees and shrubs of New Zealand" books. 1955-2005] Ref: A-437-423 Description: Shows leaves, flowers and seedhead of the pachystegia rufa, with buff-coloured backs to the leaves. Artist's list: P. rufa: Flowers 27.12.79 and achenes ...
Keulemans, John Gerrard, 1842-1912 :Morinella interpres (Turnstone). J G Keulemans, del. Witherby & Co., [1913-1914]
Date: 1913 - 1914 By: Keulemans, John Gerrard, 1842-1912; Witherby & Company Ref: A-327-030 Description: Shows a male and female Eastern turnstone on a stony surface. This is a lithograph from "The birds of Australia", by Gregory Macalister Mathews, volume 3, pl...
Date: 1820 - 1830 From: Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828 :A sequence of drawings of dogs [after Bewick's illustrations in his "The history of quadrupeds", Newcastle, 1790. ca 1825?] By: Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828 Ref: E-367-f-026 Description: A small dog with pendulous ears and bushy tail. Shown sitting beside a garden wall with a music book open nearby. Title reads `Shepherd'. Quantity: 1 waterc...
Date: 1803 - 1839 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1856 (Collector) :[Drawings of fish. Early nineteenth century] Ref: A-022-148 Description: Shows a drawing of a Labrus carneus, also known as Labrus bimaculatus or Labrus mixtus, seen from the right. Drawing is possibly by the collector, Swainson ...
Date: 1830 - 1850 From: Ashworth family :[Studies of flowers, birds, animals, fish and costumes. 1820s to 1850s?] Ref: A-209-013 Description: Shows a bird with slate-grey feathers edged a darker shade on back and wings. Distinctive blue line around the eye, orange or pink breast and underparts (to...
Date: 1970 - 1989 From: Eagle, Audrey Lily, 1926- :[Collection of original paintings made for "Eagle's trees and shrubs of New Zealand" books. 1955-2005] Ref: A-437-458 Description: Shows leaves, flowers and seedpods of the powhiwhi. Artist's list: Calystegia tuguriorum: Flowers Oct. capsule Jan. from Kaiaua, Thames Estuary (who?) A...
Date: 1810 - 1820 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 :[Zoological illustrations or original figures and descriptions of new, rare or interesting animals ... First series. Shells. London, 1821-1822. Studies, proof plates, transfer sketches and loose plates] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-092-q-002 Description: Two views of a conical brown and black shell. Has additional shadowing not shown on the published version of this plate (Plate 3 in 'Zoological illustrations...
Date: 1985 By: Hayman, Piers, active 1985; New Zealand. Wildlife Service Ref: B-118-052 Description: A native stilt Edition: 97/2000, signed and numbered by artist. Original: Signed watercolour, dated 1984. Same as B-118-052-a Quantity: 1 colour photo-...
Date: 1874 - 1877 From: Enys, John Davies, 1837-1912 :[Butterflies of New Zealand. 1870s] Ref: A-009-059 Description: Seven butterflies Pencil sketches at A-009-018. See also A-009-025, A-009-026 & A-009-027l. Chromolithograph at A-009-051 Inscriptions: Recto - No 7 (in pe...
[Buchanan, John], 1819-1898 :[Two drawings. 1.Gaultheria oppositifolia; 2. Gaultheria rupestris. ca 1870]
Date: 1863 - 1883 From: [Buchanan, John] 1819-1898 :Scrapbook By: Buchanan, John, 1819-1898 Ref: E-208-q-124 Description: The seed-heads, leaves and flowers of two species of gaultheria (snowberries) Quantity: 2 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil, 181 x 131 mm and 174 x ...
[Artist unknown] :The weka rail ; ocydromus australis. - [London? ; s.n., ca. 1875?].
Date: 1870 - 1880 By: Wolf, Joseph, 1820-1899 Ref: B-110-004 Description: Two weka, one with black colouring wading in water, the other, with normal colouring, watching Appears to be a page from an unknown folio-sized publication....
[Buchanan, John], 1819-1898 :Saxifraga bicuspidata. N.Z. [ca 1863]
Date: 1863 From: [Buchanan, John] 1819-1898 :Scrapbook By: Buchanan, John, 1819-1898 Ref: E-208-q-093-3 Description: Drawing of saxifraga bicuspidata. `Straits of Magellan (Comm); Port Lamine (Capt. King); Mount Tarn, 2000 ft (Darwin)'. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical De...
Date: 1947 From: Forbes, Josephine K, 1917-2005 :[John Lysaght Moore and Sophie Augusta Moore art works]. By: Moore, John Lysaght, 1897-1965 Ref: A-378-068-a Description: A reproduction of a watercolour showing a plant of celmisia coriacea, with flowers and leaves. The original watercolour is at B-167-007. Quantity: 1 colour ...
Date: 1810 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1856 (Collector) :[Illustrations of fish, drawn by several artists] 1768-1830 By: Bennett, John Whitchurch, active 1830s Ref: A-021-014 Description: Shows a fish with a brown and green body. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Engraving.
Date: 1977 - 1981 - 1987 - 1979 From: Eagle, Audrey Lily, 1926- :[Collection of original paintings made for "Eagle's trees and shrubs of New Zealand" books. 1955-2005] Ref: A-437-366 Description: Shows leaves, flowers and fruit of two varieties of coprosma. Artist's list: C. distantia: Female flowers 6.7.87 cult. plant Tony Druce. Crupes April 79 f...