C1893

Doratiophiora Lewini, Doratiophora casta, Apoda Xylomeli, Apoda infrequens.

Very rare lithograph from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters. Figure: top left Common name: The four spotted cup moth  Modern binomial name: Doratifera quadriguttata First described : Walker 1855 Distribution: Australia wide Figure: top right Common name: none … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Doratiophiora Lewini, Doratiophora casta, Apoda Xylomeli, Apoda infrequens.

Date:

C1893

Engraver:

Allan & Wigley Printers 

Condition:

Three fain spots at left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 405mm

Paper Size: 

343mm 
x 435mm
AUTHENTICITY
Doratiophiora Lewini, Doratiophora casta, Apoda Xylomeli, Apoda infrequens. - Antique Print from 1893

Genuine antique
dated:

1893

Description:

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

Figure: top left
Common name: The four spotted cup moth 
Modern binomial name: Doratifera quadriguttata
First described : Walker 1855
Distribution: Australia wide

Figure: top right
Common name: none
Modern binomial name: Doratifera casta
First described : Scott 1864

Figure: Lower right
Common name: none
Modern binomial name: Eloasa infrequens
First described : Scott 1864
Distribution: NSW & QLD

Figure:  Lower left
Common name: Macadamia Cup Moth
Modern binomial name: Cryptophasa bipunctata
First described : Walker 1855
Distribution: NSW  & VIC

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.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 15513c..

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2331180
State Library New South Wales: Call number PXE 78/11

Harriet Scott (1830 - 1907)

Scott and her sister Helena Forde (1832-1910) (nee Scott) were born in the Rocks area of Sydney to Harriet Calcott, daughter of an ex-convict, and Alexander Walter Scott, a wealthy man who would become known in the colony as an entomologist, grazier and entrepreneur. Helena and Harriet (known as the Scott sisters) were two of 19th century Australia’s most prominent natural history illustrators and possibly the first professional female illustrators in the country. In 1846, Harriet and Helena, then aged 16 and 14, moved from Sydney to the isolated Ash Island in the Hunter River estuary with their mother, Harriet Calcott, and father, entomologist and entrepreneur Alexander Walker Scott. There, surrounded by unspoilt native vegetation and under the inspiring tutelage of their artistic father, their shared fascination with the natural world grew. For almost 20 years, the sisters lived and worked on the island, faithfully recording its flora and fauna, especially the butterflies and moths. The sisters continued to draw and paint commercially for the rest of their lives. Harriet drew botanical illustrations for the 1879, 1884 and 1886 editions of the Railway Guide to New South Wales, and they both executed designs for Australia’s first Christmas cards in 1879. Harriet died at Granville NSW in 1907 and Helena in 1910. Reference; Australian Museum.

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