24759 LAWSON, Elizabeth:
THE NATURAL ART OF LOUISA ATKINSON.
State Library of NSW Press, Sydney, 1995.
8vo.pp.144.Illustrated throughout., bibliography.original laminated pictorial hardcover. near Fine.
Atkinson painted animals, birds, insects, landscapes and reptiles and although her sketching is always illustrative it closely follows her field work, it relaxes the strictures of scientific illustration. Her work is infused with clarity and precision of both articulation and colour, to illustrate moments of observed natural life rather than scientific truths about it