C1890

Coequosa triangularis [Double-headed hawk moth]

Artist:

Helena Scott (1832 - 1910)

Very rare lithograph of the Hawk moth from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters. This famous image depicts the light house on South Head. Common name: Double-headed hawk moth. Modern binomial name: Coequosa triangularis First described : Donovan … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Coequosa triangularis [Double-headed hawk moth]

Date:

C1890

Artist:

Helena Scott (1832 - 1910)

Engraver:

Allan & Wigley 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 405mm
AUTHENTICITY
Coequosa triangularis [Double-headed hawk moth] - Antique Print from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

Very rare lithograph of the Hawk moth from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters. This famous image depicts the light house on South Head.

Common name: Double-headed hawk moth.
Modern binomial name: 
Coequosa triangularis
First described : Donovan 1805
Distribution: QLD, NSW, VIC

This is Australia’s largest hawk moth.

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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