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The Whomeboot from New Holland
Title The Whomeboot from New Holland
Accession Number R2609-30
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Watercolour
Main Artist John Fleming (1747-1829)
Artist's Nationality Scottish
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data John Fleming was a surgeon who served in the Indian Medical Service in Bengal from 1768 to 1813. As with many physicians of the period he was very interested in botany. Fleming's particular interest was in plants of medical or economic use. This interest encouraged him to collect plants from many parts of India. For a period he was appointed Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden while William Roxburgh was on leave of absence. Fleming returned to England in 1813 and died in London in 1829.
Provenance Maharaja Bahadur Sir P C Tagore
Period / Year of Work Last half of the 18th century
Dimensions 22x28.7cm
Brief Description From John Fleming's album on Natural History,Volume-1 From a folio containing a collection of original watercolour drawings of the mammals, birds and reptiles of India, chiefly of Bengal, painted under supervision of Robert Home, Court painter of the King of Oudh. John Fleming employed Robert Home, Davis and Buchanan along with some Indian artist.