'Nasik-nasik', William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings

'Nasi' means cooked rice and the name is commonly used for plants whose flower buds resemble rice grains. This painting of 'Nasik-nasik' 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
Nasik-nasik, Nassie Nassie
Date/Period
1803-1818
Region
Malacca, Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: 37.5 x 48.6 cm (Paper), Image size: 37.5 x 24.3 cm (Image)
Accession No.
1995-02818
Material
watercolour on paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. G. K. Goh
Category
Paintings

I would like an Image Request Form