C1891

Hesperia Coreeba. Pamphila Palmarum.

Very rare lithograph from the series on Australian Lepidoptera, by the Scott sisters. Common name: bronze flat, eastern bronze flat, or eastern flat Modern binomial name: Netrocoryne repanda First described : C. & R. Felder, 1867 Distribution: QLD & NSW Common name: orange palm … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hesperia Coreeba. Pamphila Palmarum.

Date:

C1891

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

405mm 
x 305mm

Paper Size: 

435mm 
x 337mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hesperia Coreeba. Pamphila Palmarum. - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

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

Common name: bronze flat, eastern bronze flat, or eastern flat
Modern binomial name: Netrocoryne repanda
First described : C. & R. Felder, 1867
Distribution: QLD & NSW

Common name: orange palm dart
Modern binomial name: Cephrenes augiades
First described : C. Felder, 1860
Distribution: QLD, NSW, WA, NT

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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