Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Emma Minnie à Beckett, known as Minnie, was born at Collingwood in 1858. She was second daughter of William Arthur à Beckett and his wife Emma Mills á Beckett, the heiress of John Mills fortune.
Emma Minnie Boyd (nee a Beckett) was a landscape and genre artist, born in Collingwood in Melbourne. She married artist Arthur Merric Boyd in 1886. In 1890, the Boyds moved to England, settling near Westbury, Wiltshire, and Emma exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1891. After a brief stay in Paris, the Boyds returned to Melbourne. In 1898, Emma Boyd's works were included in the Exhibition of Australian Art in London at the Grafton Galleries. The family spent summers in Tasmania, where Boyd painted landscapes. She died at Sandringham, Melbourne.
Source: Extracted from: Wrigley, J.W. (2013) Eucalypt Flowers, National Library of Australia, Canberra; and the link below.
Photo: Extracted from http://www.galeriaaniela.com.au/Emma-Minnie-Boyd.htm (2013)