Sphinx moth by Blake

Edith Blake (1845-1928)
Giant sphinx moth (Cocytius antaeus antaeus Drury), 1892.
Watercolour on paper, 300 x 235 mm.

Edith Blake's life story is a fascinating tale of romance, the British Empire and above all her love of butterflies and moths. Her life was filled with travel and excitement, and little did she realise that her artwork would provide an important and lasting scientific legacy.


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