Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A print from a wood engraving showing a rolling hilly landscape with countless young trees in orderly rows in the background,and numerous stumps of cut trees on the right. Several men stand and sit in the foreground; many are dressed in suits and hold canes, and others are dressed in robes. Two figures on the right hold tools, and the man in the center, likely meant to be Denison, carries a shovel in his left hand. Two young figures dressed in more casual clothing sit at the base of a tree to the left.

Title: Sir W. Denison and others planting the first quinine tree in the Neilgherry hills, India

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Date: ca. 1860-1869

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Sir W. Denison and others planting the first quinine tree in the Neilgherry hills, India. Wood engraving by Jackson, 186-. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Nilgiri Mountains, India; Peru

 

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