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