Tussac Grass, Falkland Islands by Edward Gennys Fanshawe

Tussac Grass, Falkland Islands

Edward Gennys Fanshawe

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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 [1904] 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

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