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An Ode to the Scott Sisters

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Sep 2011

The Museum's multi-talented Ukulele Group perform their ode to the art of scientific illustration... 

If you'd like to see more about scientific illustration, visit our marvellous exhibition and website Beauty From Nature: art of the Scott Sisters.

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Lynda Kelly - 4.09 PM, 15 September 2011

And hot off the press from Martyn are the lyrics (in case you missed them...)

An Ode to the Scott Sisters (to the tune of Rosin the Bow)

The Scott sisters painted our insects

With a flare that is not seen today

All the food plants and colours and larvae

It’s a wonder they can’t fly away

Chorus

Come all you science illustrators

Your art’s still important today

remember the Scott sisters paintings

That gave them both status and pay

In the mid 1800’s they painted

t’was deemed to be man’s work those days

remarkable were their achievements

So the critics all said it’s OK

Chorus

Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations

Is a hell of a mouthful to say

But research and work that is in it

helps restore old Ash Island today

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