Image: Homotetra lyonsia Scott and Cryptophasa irrorata Lewin
Original watercolour by Harriett and Helena Scott. (AMS193/37)
- Harriet and Helena Scott
- © Australian Museum Archives
Living on Ash Island near Newcastle, NSW from the 1840s to the 1860s Harriet and Helena Scott completed a magnificent collection of watercolour plates for their father A.W. Scott's publication Australian Lepidoptera and Their Transformations (Vol I published 1864 and Vol II 1890-1898). The preliminary drawings and final plates of moths and butterflies were purchased by the Australian Museum in 1884 and are preserved in the Museum's Archives.