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440332
  • Title
    [Butterflies with passionfruit flower], 1854 / Helena Scott
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL Pd 779
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1854
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    440332
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 25.3 x 20.3 cm. - 1 watercolour drawing
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson Spencer List 223P
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The sheet appears to have formerly been hinged into an album.

    The date is supported by the fact that between 1850 and 1864 Helena and Harriet Scott were working on the plates for their father's publication, A.W. Scott "Australian lepidoptera and their transformations". London, Jan Van Voorst; Sydney, F.W. White ..., 1864-1898.
    The plants in this drawing were identified by Geoff Holloway at the Australian Museum in 1989 as being Cressida cressida [Big Greasy] at left, Papilio demonleus sthenelus [Checkered swallowtail] at right, and passiflora [passionfruit flower] in the centre.

    This item has been preserved and digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002
    Digital order no:a128970
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed in black ink at lower left, "Helena Scott delt."
    Inscribed, "1854 (63 years ago)" in pencil along lower edge at right of signature.
    A blind stamp in upper left corner, "Tu... lls / [crest] / Superfine / London Board"
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