Paine designed eight stylised empire symbols for Morton Sundour, possibly for a wallpaper or textile. Undated. India Elephant
Australia Kangaroo with nervous Joey
New Zealand Kiwi
Canada Maple Leaf
South Africa Impala
The Buffalo or Bison is a symbol of the United States and of the native Americans. It is possible though unlikely that Paine was a die-hard empire loyalist dreaming of the day when the American colonies would resume their allegiance to the British Crown. The bison also symbolises Canada but we already have the Maple Leaf.
I am unable to identify this plant. Suggestions welcome.
I am unable to identify this leaf. Suggestions welcome.