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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

    Thirty-three butterflies, in four columns, belonging to the PAPILIONIDAE e.g. Atrophaneura polydorus (1,2), Graphium wallacei (3,4), G. aristeus (5,6), G. agamemnon (10,11), G. macfarlanei (17,18), G. eurypylus (25,26), G. sarpedon (27,28), and Papilio aegeus female form 'polydorina' (8,9), NYMPHALIDAE subfamily DANAINAE e.g. Danaus affinis philene (23,24), Tirumala hamata (12,13), Parantica schenkii (16), Euploea treitschkei (19-22), and E. leucostictos (29,30), and NYMPHALIDAE subfamily SATYRINAE e.g. Mycalesis duponcheli (31,32)

    Price Realised  

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)
    Thirty-three butterflies, in four columns, belonging to the PAPILIONIDAE e.g. Atrophaneura polydorus (1,2), Graphium wallacei (3,4), G. aristeus (5,6), G. agamemnon (10,11), G. macfarlanei (17,18), G. eurypylus (25,26), G. sarpedon (27,28), and Papilio aegeus female form 'polydorina' (8,9), NYMPHALIDAE subfamily DANAINAE e.g. Danaus affinis philene (23,24), Tirumala hamata (12,13), Parantica schenkii (16), Euploea treitschkei (19-22), and E. leucostictos (29,30), and NYMPHALIDAE subfamily SATYRINAE e.g. Mycalesis duponcheli (31,32)
    signed 'Ellis Rowan'
    watercolour with bodycolour on grey paper
    22 1/8 x 15in. (56.2 x 38.1cm.)


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    The swallowtails (Papilionidae) and milkweeds (Danainae) are amongst the first insects the traveller is likely to encounter in the Indo-Australian region, and these species are very characteristic of the New Guinea butterfly fauna.

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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 203.