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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

    One hundred and fifty-eight medium- and small-sized moths, in seven columns. A wide range of families is represented, including the NOCTUIDAE, ARCTIIDAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, LYMANTRIIDAE, GEOMETRIDAE, PYRALIDAE, SESIIDAE, etc.

    Price Realised  

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)
    One hundred and fifty-eight medium- and small-sized moths, in seven columns. A wide range of families is represented, including the NOCTUIDAE, ARCTIIDAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, LYMANTRIIDAE, GEOMETRIDAE, PYRALIDAE, SESIIDAE, etc.
    signed 'Ellis Rowan'
    watercolour with bodycolour on green paper
    22 x 15in. (55.8 x 38.1cm.)


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    The lower part of the central column consists of nine flame and pink geometrids (Eumelea); to their right, in column 5, are some emeralds (also Geometridae), and a variety of white moths, including some geometrids, are to their left, in column 3. Five dark yet brilliant, narrow-winged Euchromia (Arctiidae) are placed nearer the top of this same column.

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    Provenance

    Blanche (Bli) Ryan, the artist's sister, and thence by descent to Merlin Montagu Douglas Scott; Christie's London, 16 May 1995, lot 219.