Helena SCOTT, Morelia argus Enlarge 1 /1

Helena SCOTT

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1832 – Harris Park, New South Wales, Australia 1910

Morelia argus c.1868 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; ink; paper; watercolour drawing in pen and ink and watercolour Support: paper mounted on paper

Primary Insc: not signed, not dated. Titled and inscribed lower edge in black pencil, 'between 7 & 8 ft long / Morelia Argus / Morelia epilotes / [ditto] variegata'
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'The under jaw should be much / squarer & robust like a full chin'. Label verso upper right inscribed '1017'.
Dimensions: image 14.5 h x 5.2 w cm sheet 22.0 h x 13.7 w cm backing 23.2 h x 16.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1501
Subject: Australia, animal
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, October 1993.