Women artists / Andrea Hart.

by Hart, Andrea, 1974- [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Images of nature: Publisher: London : Natural History Museum, 2014.Description: 110 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780565093440.Subject(s): Natural history -- Pictorial worksLooking glass | Nature in artLooking glass | Women artistsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Remarkable natural historynbsp;artworks by women artists from the last three centuries

Celebratingnbsp;the work and lives of women artists spanning the last three centuries, this stunning collectionnbsp;showcases a selection of exquisite artworks from the unrivaled collections held in the Library of the Natural History Museum.nbsp;It features specially selected artworks by women from the late 19th century onwards. Some were scientists, naturalists, and collectors, while others were the wives or daughters of scientists or were simply fascinated and enthused by the natural world. There are fine butterfly drawings by accomplished natural history illustrator Margaret Fountaine; vivid illustrations of Indian natural, cultural, and social history by Olivia Tonge; and detailed bird images by Elizabeth Gould, who married highly regarded ornithologist John Gould and producednbsp;more thannbsp;600 illustrations for her husband's publications. Featuring celebrated artworks and rarely-seen gems, this book serves up a visual feast of the never ending wonders of the natural world and the significant role that women have played in observing and documenting it.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Andrea Hart is a natural history art historian and a special collections librarian at the Natural History Museum where she has worked for more than 15 years.