A flutter of butterflies.
Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2011.
Quarto, paperback, 106 pp. colour illustrations.
A stunning selection of butterfly and moth illustrations held by the National Library of Australia. The works span the years from the 1770s, through the early colonial period to the turn of the twenty-first century. As well as containing a plethora of gorgeous colour images, the publication features a fascinating introductory essay about the history of Australian Lepidoptera illustration. In addition to the essay, the book offers biographical essays about the artists represented, among whom are some of Australias most-loved artists, including Louisa Anne Meredith, Marian Ellis Rowan and Charles McCubbin.