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Bookend(Tapir/Mousedeer), Set of 2, William Farquhar
Bookend(Tapir/Mousedeer), Set of 2, William Farquhar

Bookend(Tapir/Mousedeer), Set of 2, William Farquhar

S$149.00


Product Code: BKEND-WF (Tapir/Mousedeer)
Size: L 17.5cm x W 13.5cm x H 13cm
Weight: 350g
Material: Lacquer on Wood

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Collection Description

The collection comprises 477 watercolour drawings commissioned by William Farquhar, the first Resident and Commandant of Singapore (1819-1823), during his prior tenure as Resident of Melaka. These natural history drawings depict the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula, most likely accomplished by local Chinese artists, with inscriptions identifying the species by their English and Malay names. Farquhar brought this set along with him when he left Singapore, and subsequently donated it to the Royal Asiatic Society in London in 1827. In 1993, it was put up for auction and purchased by Mr G.K. Goh, who donated the entire collection to the National Museum of Singapore.

Product Description

Qua presents the Set of 2 Bookends with a picture of the Malayan Tapir and the Lesser Mousedeer. Suitable for any book lover, to give as a housewarming gift for a new home.

Packaging: Fabric Box


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