Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. Two round leaves are depicted with wavy margins and rotate venation, attached centrally to long thick petioles. Several flower stalks are depicted with stems seeming to pierce the lobed leaves. The flowers have long wedge-shaped petals radiating out from a centre of multiple orange stamens, on green pedicels. Some flowers are depicted as white buds with pointed green sepals.
The print is titled "Rannunculus Lyallii. (Mount Cook Lily)" and "A very handsome plant two to four feet high. Leaves often fifteen inches in diameter. Flowers waxy-white two to four inches in diameter. Milford Sound, Lyall and Southern Alps. The most noble species of the genus".
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Emily Harris; Circa 1837; 1925
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Ranunculus lyallii (Mt.Cook lily). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1084