Banksia 4

14 December 2014

Life on board the Endeavour became a maelstrom of activity. Banks often working through the night hunting down over 1000 new plant species. Parkinson, frantically trying to keep up, sketching away in his cramped quarters, surrounded by piles of specimens, working as quickly as he could to capture them before they faded, and fighting off the flies that ate his paint as he worked. The iconic Australian tree Banksia serrata, featured on this print is one of his exquisite drawings.