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The Azure Blue Butterfly. Plate 25.

  • 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. 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 Azure Blue Butterfly, the female, and underside. The Small Blue Butterfly, the female, and the underside, caterpillar and chrysalis. The Mazarine Blue Butterfly, the female, and the underside.<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.