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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

    Six studies of Australian flora and funghi of Papua New Guinea

    Price Realised  

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)
    Six studies of Australian flora and funghi of Papua New Guinea
    seven signed 'Ellis Rowan' (lower left), one signed with initials 'ER'
    watercolour and bodycolour on card
    three circular
    unframed
    three 9¼in. (23.5cm.) diameter
    6½ x 13in. (16.5 x 33cm.) and smaller
    together with eight watercolours by Phyllis Flockton-Clarke, five of Australian funghi and three ornithological studies (14)


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    Phyllis Flockton-Clarke produced designs of fungi for Royal Worcester which were painted by W. Hart and Reginald Austin on a series of five porcelain plates made in 1917-18 and probably retailed by Flavelle Brothers Ltd in Sydney.

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