Harriet and Helena Scott transformed nature into art in their extraordinary paintings of butterflies and moths. With their collecting boxes, notebooks and paintbrushes, Harriet and Helena 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. This is the story of Harriet and Helena Scott, colonial Sydney's finest natural history painters.
For more information on the sisters and the Australian Museum's Transformations exhibition, please click here.
By: Vanessa Finney
Dimensions & Weight: 280x210x24mm, 900g approx