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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

    Sixty-three moths, arranged in three or five irregular columns, with representatives of the family NOCTUIDAE (e.g. 14-17, 28,29, 32,33), GEOMETRIDAE (e.g. emerald moths, subfamily GEOMETRINAE, 9-11, 18-24, 46-50, 52-57; other geometrids include 1-5, 8, 38-45), a hook tip (family DREPANIDAE 12,13), two hawk moths (family SPHINGIDAE 36, 37), a goat moth (family COSSIDAE 34,35), and a pyralid (family PYRALIDAE 51)

    Price Realised  

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)
    Sixty-three moths, arranged in three or five irregular columns, with representatives of the family NOCTUIDAE (e.g. 14-17, 28,29, 32,33), GEOMETRIDAE (e.g. emerald moths, subfamily GEOMETRINAE, 9-11, 18-24, 46-50, 52-57; other geometrids include 1-5, 8, 38-45), a hook tip (family DREPANIDAE 12,13), two hawk moths (family SPHINGIDAE 36, 37), a goat moth (family COSSIDAE 34,35), and a pyralid (family PYRALIDAE 51)
    signed 'Ellis Rowan'
    watercolour with bodycolour on grey paper
    22 x 15in. (55.7 x 38.1cm.)


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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 215.


    Pre-Lot Text

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