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Transformations : Harriet and Helena Scott, colonial Sydney's finest natural history painters / Vanessa Finney ; [foreword by] Kim McKay AO (Director and CEO, Australian Museum) ; deisgn, Sarah Ogders
Bib ID 7828550
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Finney, Vanessa, author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2018 
©2018 
219 pages, 55 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour facsimiles, 1 colour map, portraits ; 29 cm 
ISBN 9781742235806 (hardback)
Summary

“Harriet and Helena Scott transformed nature into art in their extraordinary paintings of butterflies and moths. With their collecting boxes, notebooks and paintbrushes, Harriet and Helena entered the masculine worlds of science and art and became two of nineteenth-century Australia’s most prominent natural history painters. Transformations reveals the talented Scott sisters’ captivating story for the first time – their early lives spent in colonial Sydney, their training as naturalists and artists by their father AW Scott, the productive years living and working on isolated Ash Island near Newcastle from 1846, and their professional challenges and triumphs.”--Dust jacket gate fold.

Notes

Illustrations on end papers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index.

Subjects Scott, A. W. (Alexander Walker), 1800-1883 -- Family.  |  Forde, Helena, 1832-1910.  |  Scott, Harriet, 1830-1907.  |  Natural history illustrators -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Naturalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Zoological illustration -- Australia -- History.  |  Painting, Australian -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.  |  Lepidoptera -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Butterflies in art.  |  Moths in art.  |  Ash Island (N.S.W.) -- Environmental conditions -- History.  |  Ash Island (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors McKay, Kim, writer of foreword  |  Ogders, Sarah, book designer  |  Australian Museum. Trust
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Harriet and Helena Scott, colonial Sydney's finest natural history painters

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