Australian Museum

The Australian Museum’s 190th-anniversary giclee print collection, by the Scott sisters, two of 19th-century Australia’s most respected natural history illustrators.

  • Select from 22 high-quality giclee prints from the Australian Museum’s collection of exquisite butterfly and moth illustrations by sisters Harriet and Helena Scott, created c1845-1864.

  • To view the full collection, scroll to the bottom of this page.

  • A detailed description, including size, paper, and frame quality, can be found within the 'description' of the artwork. To access the full description, click on the image and then the 'read more' link.

  • Printed with the highest quality inks and paper, the prints are archival for more than 130 years and come with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the Editor in Chief and the Director of the Australian Museum.
  • Only 100 of each work is available.
  • Delivery can take up to four weeks.
  • The exhibition, Transformations: The Art of the Scott Sisters, is on at the Australian Museum until June 25, 2017.

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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