Graphic Illustrations of Animals

Made:
1840-1850 in London England and London
Detail of dying from print. coloured lithograph. 'The Cochineal and Lac Insects' / by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, print: coloured lithograph: 'The Cochineal and Lac Insects' / by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, [c1850], Plate XIX from

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Detail of dying from print. coloured lithograph. 'The Cochineal and Lac Insects' / by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

print: coloured lithograph: 'The Cochineal and Lac Insects' / by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, [c1850], Plate XIX from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

print. coloured lithograph. 'The Cochineal and Lac Insects' / by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, [c1850], Plate XIX from the volume "Graphic Illustrations of Animals, showing their utility to man, in their services during life, and uses after death", C Graf, Printer, Published by Roake and Varty, 31 Strand, London. Plants and insects: Asia - coccus laca [the lac], croton lacciferum [stick lac] South America - coccus cacti [cochineal], cactus cochenillifera [prickly pear] with titled vignettes of Gathering cochineal [from prickly pear]; Crossing the Andes with serons of cochineal [donkey carriers]; Dying - cochineal [in vats with boiler and retort]; For colour - cochineal [handcolouring wallpaper]; Jappanning - lac [hand painting trays]; Sealing wax - lac [melting and sealing documents and letters]; Hatmaking - lac [ironing/putting lac on silk hats]; Making Shell Lac [natives in Asia]; Gathering stick lac in Asia.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1990-552/19
type:
prints