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An Exquisite Legacy

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An Exquisite Legacy

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George Hudson, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describing the New Zealand insect fauna. An Exquisite Legacy is a biography of Hudson, written by his grandson Dr George Gibbs, himself a prominent entomologist.
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George Hudson, 1867-1946, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describing the New Zealand insect fauna. He amassed what is probably the largest collecti... on of New Zealand insects, now housed at Te Papa. Hudson also wrote seven books on insect fauna between 1898 and 1946, each illustrated in colour with immaculate paintings of the specimens, a total of over 3100 paintings, mainly focused on moths and butterflies. An Exquisite Legacy is a biography of Hudson, written by his grandson Dr George Gibbs, himself a prominent entomologist. Gibbs outlines the life of this naturalist and artist, whose dedication and output was truly remarkable. Hudson remained an amateur naturalist his whole life, but his contribution to our knowledge about the New Zealand insect world is of enduring significance, while his artistic legacy, built up over nearly seven decades, is truly remarkable. This extensive collection of exquisite illustrations is without parallel in New Zealand.
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 09/10/2020
  • Publisher: Potton & Burton
  • Illustrations: full colour throughout
  • Country of Origin: New Zealand
  • Pages: 152
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  • Format:Hardback
  • Publication Date: 09/10/2020
  • Author:George Gibbs

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