Ref NoMS/631a
TitleWatercolour painting of a kangaroo - R.P. Nodder
AdminHistoryRichard P. Nodder, son of Frederick Polydore Nodder. Painter of horses and dogs, and occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy.
Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1770-c. 1800) was a British natural history artist and engraver who illustrated both plants and animals. He was botanical artist to Queen Charlotte. As one of several artists Joseph Banks hired to work on Banks' Florilegium, Nodder converted many of Sydney Parkinson's drawings into paintings and also assisted in the engravings. He illustrated other publications such as John White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (1790) and The Naturalist's Miscellany by George Shaw (1790-1813).
DescriptionWatercolour painting of a kangaroo (Macropus elegans) in a landscape setting. Signed "R.P. Nodder, 1805".
Extent1 watercolour painting
NotesThe landscape background appears to have been added by another hand. A similar figure was used for A.B.Lambert, "Description of a new species of Macropus from New Holland" Trans.Linn.Soc. Lond. 8, 1807, p. 318 - Pl. 16.
Creator NameNodder, R.P.
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