Compact mirror featuring the illustration of Helena Scott, Ornithoptera australis, presented in a simple black gift box.
Harriet and Helena Scott became two of 19th-century Australia’s most prominent natural history illustrators. The two women whose love of nature and remarkable skill in rendering its beauty enabled them to distinguish themselves amid the male-dominated world of 19th century science. Harriet and Helena Scott entered the masculine world of science and became possibly the first professional female illustrators in the country. They were accomplished amateur naturalists and collectors, at a time when women were unable to pursue careers in these fields.
For more information on the sisters and the Australian Museum's Transformations exhibition, please click here.
70x70x20mm, 80g approx