Pawpaw Carica papaya
from The fruits and flowers of Java
1863 by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten. The Belgian lady accompanied her husband to Java where he unfortunately died, leaving her alone to bring up two daughters. In the introduction of her book, she apologises for having put herself forward in this respect but explains that she has been forced to employ her talents as a botanical artist "against penury and a refuge in sorrow". Further information can be seen on Rhagor
, the collections based website from Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.