Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquar Collection
Laura Dozier (ed)
A beautifully produced selection of 477 paintings from the collection of William Farquhar made while he was British Resident and Commandant in Melaka at the beginning of the 19th century. He later moved to become the first person to hold the same position in the new colony of Singapore. He was a keen naturalist and has been credited with several discoveries. In order to record his findings he employed Chinese painters, using their traditional methods, but instructed by him to produce more realistic representations that Western naturalists required. With essays by John Bastin on Farquhar himself and by Kwa Chong Gwan on Drawing Nature in the East Indies. 335 pages with a bibliography and index.
Weight: 1.7kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia
Published by Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 2010
Condition: New. Hardcover in a similar dust jacket.