|The Australian Museum’s 190th-anniversary giclee print collection, by the Scott sisters, two of 19th-century Australia’s most respected natural history illustrators.|
Detail from the Notodontid Moth print available below. c1845-1864. "The view is taken from the north shore of Port Jackson, looking across the Parramatta River and up Long Cove. The principle object in the centre of the picture being Cockatoo Island." AW Scott
"These drawings are equal to any I have ever seen by modern artists... whether, in short, we look to the exquisite and elaborate finishing, the correct drawing, or the astonishing exactitude of the colors, often most brilliant, and generally indescribably blended, there is no poetic exaggeration in saying: 'The force of painting can go no further.' ” William Swainson, entomologist, Sydney Morning Herald, 1851
Detail from the Common Brown Butterfly print available below.
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