Sarah Stone

1760 - 1844

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"The sheer  number of species that were recorded pictorially by Sarah Stone is astonishing, and by far the largest number of her watercolour studies were of birds.  Some of these had already been described and illystrated by John Latham, whose drawings in his General Synopsis of Birds (1781-85), and scientific names in his Index Ornithologicus (1790), were frequently noted on Sarah's paintings."  Christine E. Jackson, Sarah Stone, Natural Curiosities from the New World, Merrell Holberton and The Natural History Museum, London, 1998, page 18

Extract:  Sarah Stone Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds, Christine E. Jackson, Merrell Holberton and The Natural History Museum, London, 1998, Introduction.