The Old Print Shop

The Copper Butterfly. Plate 23.

  • 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 eight 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 Copper Butterfly, The Dark Under-winged Copper Butterfly, female and showing the underside. The Purple-edged Copper Butterfly, the female and the showing the underside. The caterpillar and the chrysalis of the Copper Butterfly. The caterpillar and the chrysalis of the Scarce Copper Butterfly.<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.