Rusty Connarus, William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings

Akar Merah, which means Red Vine, is also known by its scientific name of Connarus ferrugineus. This painting of Rusty Connarus can be found in the first volume of the the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. The collection consists of 477 watercolours of flora and fauna that had been painted for William Farquhar when he was the Resident of Malacca between 1803 and 1818, before he took up the post of the first Resident of Singapore from 1819 to 1823.

Indigenous Name
Akar Merah, Akar Sakhlat
Date/Period
1803-1818
Region
Malacca, Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: 37.4 x 24 cm (Image), Image size: 37.4 x 48 cm (Paper)
Accession No.
1995-02827
Material
watercolour on paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. G. K. Goh
Category
Paintings