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Ian Robinson, Sir Hans Sloane Volume, 2015, Etching on paper heightened with oil, framed and glazed, 43 x 46 cm, Edition 2/3. Ian Robinson draws and paints collections. This is an etching with hand-colouring showing the notebook that contains a recipe for chocolate that was kept by Sir Hans Sloane during his world travels. Sir Hans Sloane's The Natural History of Jamaica volume I published in 1707 and is on display in the British Library. Under the image of the cacao specimen is the title ‘The Cacao Tree, Ray Hist, 1670’ which is a reference to the name given to the plant by Sloane’s friend and mentor, the naturalist John Ray. The recipe Sloane brought back was eventually taken up by Cadbury's in the Nineteenth Century.

Ian Robinson Sir Hans Sloane Volume, 2015

£350.00
H 43 cm x W 46 cm x D 2 cm
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Oil
Limited edition, Framed
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Edition of 3 - 1 available
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About Ian Robinson

About the artwork

Ian Robinson, Sir Hans Sloane Volume, 2015, Etching on paper heightened with oil, framed and glazed, 43 x 46 cm, Edition 2/3. Ian Robinson draws and paints collections. This is an etching with hand-colouring showing the notebook that contains a recipe for chocolate that was kept by Sir Hans Sloane during his world travels. Sir Hans Sloane's The Natural History of Jamaica volume I published in 1707 and is on display in the British Library. Under the image of the cacao specimen is the title ‘The Cacao Tree, Ray Hist, 1670’ which is a reference to the name given to the plant by Sloane’s friend and mentor, the naturalist John Ray. The recipe Sloane brought back was eventually taken up by Cadbury's in the Nineteenth Century.

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