Pittosporum crassifolium

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Artist: Nina Jones (b.1871, d.1926)
Production date
Circa 1920
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Object Detail

Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers and seeds. Three branching brown-white stems are depicted with leaves opposite and alternate. The dark green leaf blades are lance-shaped with undulating white margins and white underneath with pinnate venation. Seed pods are at the terminal ends of the stems. Some are round green-white balls on stalks, others are open. The open seed pods are in three parts with yellow orange flesh and multiple black seeds. At the bottom left is a stem of new silvery green leaves with solitary hanging red flower buds on pedicels. A leaf stem is depicted in a brown wash.

The painting is marked "N.J." and "Pittosporum crAssifolium"
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Mount = 364 h x 278 w Composition = 304 h x 216 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 304 x 216mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 364 x 278mm
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