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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

    Twenty-three butterflies, in three columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including Melanitis constantia (subfamily SATYRINAE, 1,2), and a number of milkweeds (DANAINAE, e.g. the Monarch Danaus plexippus 9,10; D. affinis philene 16,17; Euploea leucostictos 7,8,18,19; E. treitschkei 11-15, and E. algea 22,23)

    Thirty-one butterflies, in four columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including members of subfamily LIMENITINAE (Euthaliopsis aetion 2-6; Dichorragia ninus 17,18; Terinos tethys 31), CHARAXINAE (Prothoe australis 25,26,29,30 -- cf. lot 45; Polyura jupiter 27,28), APATURINAE (Apaturina erminea 9,10), and NYMPHALINAE (Hypolimnas alimena 1,2; Doleschallia noorna 7,8,23,24; D. dascylus 11-15,19,20; D. hexopthalmos 21,22)

    Twenty butterflies, in three columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including Melanitis leda (subfamily SATYRINAE, 18,19), Melanitis amabilis (5,6), Morphopsis albertisi (MORPHINAE, 14, 15), and a number of 'crows' belonging to the genus Euploea (DANAINAE, e.g. 16,17; E. phaenareta 1-4, 8-13)

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    Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)
    Twenty-three butterflies, in three columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including Melanitis constantia (subfamily SATYRINAE, 1,2), and a number of milkweeds (DANAINAE, e.g. the Monarch Danaus plexippus 9,10; D. affinis philene 16,17; Euploea leucostictos 7,8,18,19; E. treitschkei 11-15, and E. algea 22,23)

    Thirty-one butterflies, in four columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including members of subfamily LIMENITINAE (Euthaliopsis aetion 2-6; Dichorragia ninus 17,18; Terinos tethys 31), CHARAXINAE (Prothoe australis 25,26,29,30 -- cf. lot 45; Polyura jupiter 27,28), APATURINAE (Apaturina erminea 9,10), and NYMPHALINAE (Hypolimnas alimena 1,2; Doleschallia noorna 7,8,23,24; D. dascylus 11-15,19,20; D. hexopthalmos 21,22)

    Twenty butterflies, in three columns, all belonging to the family NYMPHALIDAE, including Melanitis leda (subfamily SATYRINAE, 18,19), Melanitis amabilis (5,6), Morphopsis albertisi (MORPHINAE, 14, 15), and a number of 'crows' belonging to the genus Euploea (DANAINAE, e.g. 16,17; E. phaenareta 1-4, 8-13)
    the first sheet signed 'Rowan', the others signed 'Ellis Rowan'
    watercolour with bodycolour on grey paper
    21 1/8 x 13in. (53.6 x 33.2cm.)
    21¼ x 14¼in. (53.9 x 36.2cm.)
    21 3/8 x 14¼in. (54.3 x 36.2cm.) (3)


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    Three of the species illustrated on the third sheet are crepuscular. Of these dusk flyers, the two Melanitis are common, but Morphopsis albertisi is considered rare, and is a notable inclusion.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Blanche (Bli) Ryan, the artist's sister, and thence by descent to Merlin Montagu Douglas Scott; Christie's London, 16 May 1995, lot 210.