Image: Eulophocampe amoena and Chelepteryx expolitus
Original watercolour by Harriet Scott (AMS193/40)
- Harriet 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.