C1891

Antheraea simplex [Opodiphthera astrophela] [emperor moth]

Artist:

Helena Scott (1832 - 1910)

Very rare lithograph from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters. Common name: Emperor moth Modern binomial name: Opodiphthera astrophela First described : Walker 1855 Distribution: QLD & NSW The Lepidoptera paintings “Equally talented, it is difficult to tell … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Antheraea simplex [Opodiphthera astrophela] [emperor moth]

Date:

C1891

Artist:

Helena Scott (1832 - 1910)

Engraver:

E.Thomas 

Condition:

Light creasing lower & top right corner, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.
AUTHENTICITY
Antheraea simplex [Opodiphthera astrophela] [emperor moth] - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Very rare lithograph from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters.

Common name: Emperor moth
Modern binomial name: Opodiphthera astrophela
First described : Walker 1855
Distribution: QLD & NSW

The Lepidoptera paintings

Equally talented, it is difficult to tell one sister’s work from the other. However, their combined approach makes the Lepidoptera paintings exceptional.” Fran Dorey Australian Museum

From Scott, A.W., Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations.

Artist:

Helena Scott (1832-1910) & Harriet Scott (1830-1907)

They are best known for their illustrations of Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations. The lithographs were drawn from the life by both Harriet and Helena Scott, with Descriptions General and Systematic, by A.W. Scott M.A. (1864)  By 1862 Helena Scott and her elder sister Harriet, were already well established in their careers as professional artists, natural science collectors and illustrators. They were the daughters of entomologist and entrepreneur Alexander Walker Scott of Ash Island, Hexham, on the Hunter River in New South Wales.

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