Untitled: scotch argus butterfly

Drawing from a bound album with 42 loose pages of illustrations of butterflies and moths. The label on the front inside cover is hand written in ink and reads, ‘British Butterflies and Moths drawn & painted by a Miss Harris, great aunt of the late Dr J Delpratt Harris (c. 1830)’. Dr J Delpratt Harris was an an ophthalmic surgeon and an early advocate for the use of X-rays in medical diagnostics in Exeter ( https://www.exetermemories.co.uk/em/_events/x-ray-history.php ).

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
84/1931/26
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour on paper
Common Name
Untitled: scotch argus butterfly
Simple Name
drawing
Production Town

Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname
Harris
Production Year Low

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Untitled: scotch argus butterfly