We are pleased to announce that the Library and Archives team recently installed the 3rd rotation of natural history artworks into the Images of Nature Gallery. This new rotation features the wonderful artworks of a further eighteen women artists whose artworks are represented in the Musuem's collections.
The featured artists in this penultimate rotation are :
Norma Gregory (b.1942) - Bergenia cordifolia, elephant-eared saxifrage
Elizabeth Cameron (1915-2008) - Rhododendron eclecteum, Rhododendron
Jean Webb (b.1943) - Piseum sativum, pea 'Commander'
Angela Gladwell (b.1945) - Strigops habroptilus, kakapo or owl parrot
Claire Dalby (b.1944) - Caloplaca verruculifera and Lecanora poliophaea, lichen
Barbara Nicholson (1906-1978) - Meadow flowers
Beatrice Corfe (1866-1947) - Juniperus communis, Juniper ; Quercus robur, English oak ; Sorbus torminalis, Wild service orange tree ; Castenea sativa, sweet chestnut
Augusta Withers (c.1791/2-1876) - Cone of Encephalartos longifolius
Mary Grierson (1912-2012) - Orobanche crenata Forsk.
Guilelma Lister (1860-1949) - Trichia affinis, slime mould
Mary Eaton (1873-1961) - Phallus impudicus, veiled stickhorn
Sarah Stone (c.1760-1844) - Goura cristata, western crowned-pigeon ; Rupicola rupicola, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock
Harriet Moseley (fl.1836-1867) - Rubus macrophyllus, large leaved bramble ; Iris foetidissima, stinking iris
Janet Dwek (b.1944) - Bellis perennis L., common daisy ; Rosa canina L., dog rose
Lilian Medland (1880-1955) - Parotia lawessi, Bird of paradise
E. Getrude Norrie (fl.1900s) - Parribacus antarcticus, slipper lobster ; Anampses cuvier, pearl wrasse
Joan Procter (d.1953) - watercolour drawings of frogs and toads
Olive Tassart (d.1953) - Spodoptera litura
|Lilian Medland||Mary Grierson||E. Gertrude Norrie||Guilelma Lister|
For more highlights of the gallery please see here.
The artworks will remain on display in the Images of Nature Gallery until the end of February 2015.
Entry to the Gallery is free.
For more information on the Women Artists in our collections, the book Women Artists features examples of the artworks of over 100 women artists held by the Library and explores their various influences and motivations in the creation of some of the most visually stunning natural history illustrations of the past four centuries.