Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair
Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair was active/lived in Hawaii / Scotland. Isabella Sinclair is known for botanical, floral, illustrator.
Biography Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair
Isabella McHutcheson Sinclair (c. 1840-1890), author and illustrator, became a noted painter in Hawaii of botanical subjects.
She was born near Stirling, Scotland, and it is thought her father, employed by by the Inland Revenue Service, was the brother of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair, the woman who bought the Hawaiian island of Niihau with her sons in 1864.
The William McHutcheson family migrated in 1861 from Scotland to Canterbury, New Zealand, probably to live near the family of Elizabeth Sinclair. Isabella had genteel education and artistic abilities were obvious from the time she was young. She became knowledgeable in the lore of the Maoris and understood their knowledge of flowering New Zealand plants.
At age tw
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