Sweet Potato, William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings

This painting of Sweet Potato, which is also known by its scientific name of Convolvulus Batatas, can be found in the first volume of the the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. The collection consists of 477 watercolours of flora and fauna that had been painted for William Farquhar when he was the Resident of Malacca between 1803 and 1818, before he took up the post of the first Resident of Singapore from 1819 to 1823.

Indigenous Name
Keledik Putih, Kleedie Pootie
Date/Period
1803-1818
Region
Malacca, Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: 37.5 x 24.2 cm (Image), Image size: 37.5 x 48.2 cm (Mount)
Accession No.
1995-02805
Material
watercolour on paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. G. K. Goh
Category
Paintings