The Old Print Shop

The Grizzle Butterfly. Plate 30.

  • ARTIST: Henry Noel Humphreys

  • PUBLISHER: Published in London by Paul Jerrard and Son.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: c 1860.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 10 3/8 x 6 7/8" (26.3 x 17.4 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: Beautifully colored image of nine butterflies, caterpillar and chrysalis. The prints are not titled but the accompanying text gives their names, a brief description of their lifespans and habitats where they reside.<br><br> Species shown, The Grizzle Butterfly, the female, underside, caterpillar, caterpillar preparing to undergo the change to the chrysalis, and the chrysalis. The Dingy Skipper Butterfly, the female, underside, caterpillar, and the chrysalis. The Chequered Skipper Butterfly, the female, underside, and the caterpillar. <br><br> Henry Noel Humphreys, (1810-1879) was a British illustrator, naturalist, and numismatist, became an accomplished scholar in numerous subjects in the humanities and sciences.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.