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97/63/1-33 Botanical drawing, 'Callistemon Salignus (River Tea - Tree)', watercolour, paper / canvas, made by Agard Hagman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1890. Click to enlarge.

Botanical illustration 'Callistemon salignus', River Tea Tree by Agard Hagman

Artist
Polychrome sprig with leaves, white blossomw (on a brush) in various stages of opening, and nuts; polychrome detail of nuts on stem; polychrome detail of white blossom.

Summary

Object No.

97/63/1-33

Object Statement

Botanical drawing, 'Callistemon Salignus (River Tea - Tree)', watercolour, paper / canvas, made by Agard Hagman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1890

Physical Description

Polychrome sprig with leaves, white blossomw (on a brush) in various stages of opening, and nuts; polychrome detail of nuts on stem; polychrome detail of white blossom.

Marks

Artist's initials handwritten, left side, top of page, under image, in black, "Hgn".

Dimensions

Height

989 mm

Width

654 mm

Production

Notes

Agard Hagman was commissioned by the Museum to paint a series of botanical illustrations of economic plants in the 1886-1889. Hagman was civil engineer who came to Australia from Sweden in 1885 onboard the ship 'Sorata'. He returned to Sweden in 1891. He is registered as working at Tattersall's Chambers, Hunter Street in the Sands Directory, 1888. Hagman provided both engineering and botanical drawings to the Museum.

History

Notes

Economic botany was an important focus in the early years of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Hagman's drawing were used in displays such as the Timber Courts. The drawings accompanied samples of raw and polished Australian timbers alongside jars filled with seeds and leaves, sections through tree trunks and furniture and fittings made from different timbers.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Botanical illustration 'Callistemon salignus', River Tea Tree by Agard Hagman 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 March 2021, <https://ma.as/158818>

Wikipedia

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