Botanical illustration of Xylomelium pyriforme (Native or Wooden Pear)

Watercolour, botanical drawing, 'Xylomelium pyriforme (Native or Wooden Pear), paper / canvass painted by Agard Hagman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1887.

Agard Hagman was commissioned by the Museum to paint a series of botanical illustrations of economic plants in the 1880s.

Economic botany was an important focus in the early years of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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Signature: Artist's name in lower left corner, in black 'Ag. Hagman ad nat' Artist's signature near end of branch, handwritten in black 'Agn'

Painting commissioned by the Museum in 1887.

About Agard Hagman

Swedish-Australian, based in Sydney, Australia