Nautiloids by Woodward

Alice B. Woodward (1862-1951)
Nautiloids, c.1880.
Watercolour on paper, 560 x 768 mm.

During the Victorian and Edwardian periods, lecturers often used large-scale drawings to illustrate their public or academic talks. Mounted on large sheets of paper, such drawings were designed to be viewed in a lecture hall at a considerable distance.

The lecture drawings by Alice Woodward are excellent examples of these early 'visual aids'which played an important role helping to educate students and interested amateurs in the science of natural history.

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