Summary

Watercolour and pencil illustrations and notes (D215 & D216) of a Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, from Studley Park, Melbourne, by Arthur Bartholomew, commissioned by Frederick McCoy for Plate 1 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria.

Description of Content

Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, by Arthur Bartholomew. Illustrations, D215 & D216, pencil, watercolour and wax on paper, 17cm x 26cm, for Plate 1 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria

  • Collecting Areas

    Scientific Art & Observation

  • Artist

    Arthur Bartholomew

  • Medium

    Watercolour and Pencil

  • Technique

    Illustration

  • Support

    Paper

  • Plate Number

    1

  • Drawing Number

    D215, D216

  • State

    Illustrations

  • Primary Inscriptions

    [spec. number is adjacent to each of the details]

  • Secondary Inscriptions

    A. Bartholomew [morphological description in ink possible by another hand]

  • Classification

    Scientific artwork, Illustrations and notes, Paper

  • Taxon Name

    Pseudechis porphyriacus

  • Author and date of publication

    (Shaw, 1794)

  • Preferred Common name

    Red-bellied Black Snake

  • Kingdom

    Animalia

  • Phylum

    Chordata

  • Subphylum

    Vertebrata

  • Class

    Reptilia

  • Subclass

    Lepidosauria

  • Order

    Squamata

  • Suborder

    Ophidia serpentes

  • Superfamily

    Xenophidia colubroidea caenophidia

  • Family

    Elapidae

  • Genus

    Pseudechis

  • Species Name

    porphyriacus

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Discipline

    Scientific Artwork

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Framed

    588 mm (Width), 435 mm (Height)

  • Overall Dimensions

    26 cm (Width), 17 cm (Height)
    Scientific Illustration - overall dimensions

  • Exhibition Collection Management

    225 mm (Width), 170 mm (Height)
    Scientific Illustration - overall dimension

  • Maximum dimensions

    254 mm (Width), 171 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • References

    [Book Series] McCoy, Frederick. 1878-1890. Natural History of Victoria: Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria or Figures and Descriptions of the Living Species of All Classes of the Victorian Indigenous Animals. 1-2.
    [Article] Yen, Alan L., et al. 2001. McCoy's Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria: an unfinished task. Vic. Nat. 118 (6): 242-255.