Summary

Pencil illustration, D215, 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.

This illustration forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two volume work 'The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria', Museum Victoria's first major publication commencing in 1878.

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Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, by Arthur Bartholomew. Illustration, D215, pencil on paper, 15cm x 19cm, for Plate 1 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

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