Tussac Grass, Falkland Islands
Mounted in album with PAI4605-PAI4608, PAI4610-PAI4670.; No.4. No. 4 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849-1852. Captioned by the artist below the image, as title, with the additional note that 'The brown hillocks are the decayed roots, earth &c of the growth of former years.' Fanshawe explained further in his journal; '...here on the numerous islets grows the "Tussack grass", which is the best food for cattle. It is a long, coarse grass, growing in large tufts from the tops of mounds of decayed vegetable matter, earth and fibres, which the plant itself has deposited and collected. These mounds are 3 or 4 feet high; some I noticed 6 feet' (Fanshawe  p. 169). Fanshawe and his ship 'Daphne' were at the Falklands, 21 - 27 May 1849 en route for the Pacific, from Montevideo. This is one of a group of three drawings of them, PAI4609 - PAI4611.
Edward Gennys Fanshawe
Original size: 127 mm x 179 mm
- Image reference: PZ4609
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Search for similar images
Product images of Tussac Grass, Falkland Islands
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Delivery & returns
We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.
We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.