Orra White Hitchcock


#8 Sectional View of the Crust of the Earth

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of crust of the earth (1828-1848)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

De la ilustración científica como forma superior de arte

Orra blanca Hitchcock (8 marzo 1796 a 26 mayo 1863) ha sido una de las primeras mujeres americanas dedicadas a la ilustración botánica y científica, más conocida por ilustrar los trabajos científicos de su marido, el geólogo Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), pero también notable por su propio trabajo artístico y científico. Traducido de Wikipedia.

Orra White Hitchcock (March 8, 1796 – May 26, 1863) was one of America’s earliest women botanical and scientific illustrators and artists, best known for illustrating the scientific works of her husband, geologist Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864), but also notable for her own artistic and scientific work. Wikipedia

Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) was the first state geologist of Massachusetts and the third President of Amherst College, but these are just two of his many accomplishments. Edward Hitchcock was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts on May 24, 1793. He was educated at Deerfield Academy and earned his MA from Yale College. In 1821 he married Orra White who was a teacher at Deerfield Academy and shared Edward’s passion for investigating the natural world. The pair would go on to produce dozens of books and articles that joined Edward’s scholarship with Orra’s artwork. Amherst College/ Edward and Orra Hitchcock

Ref.: Catalogue: “Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science”

#36 Coal Basin and a Dyke

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of coal basin and dike (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

#22 Rocking Stone, Barre, Mass.

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of rocking stone, Barre, Massachusetts (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

#23 Rocking Stone, Blue Hills, Quincy, Mass.

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of rocking stone, Blue Hills, Quincy, Massachusetts (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

#06 Veins of Lava, Punto di Cuimento - Etna

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of veins of lava, Punto di Cuimento, Mount Etna, Italy (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

#26 (new series) - Octopus

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of octopus (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

#4 Shift in the stones of two obelisks in teh convent of St. Bru

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of shift in stones, Convent of Serra San Bruno (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

Orra White Hitchcock drawing of rocking stone, Blue Hills, Quincy, MassachusettsOrra White Hitchcock drawing of invertebrate fossils (1828-1840)
Classroom chart on linen drawn by Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst College.

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