Butterfly Prints - Butterflies of Britain
Butterflies of Britain
(England, 1887)
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These hand-colored prints portray a variety of Butterflies native to the British Isles and are based on drawings by J. Westwood.  The species are portrayed in a natural setting featuring a common botanical theme,.

In selecting the Butterflies to portray in the prints, Westwood "illustrated species by means of specimens remarkable either from being gynandromorphous, or from exhibiting anomalous peculiarity".

As noted in the introduction, an objective of the series was "to be of great service to the entomological tyro, leaving him to examine the beautiful organizations of these creatures, instead of resting contented with securing fine specimens for his cabinet".



Price per print: Print Only:  $70
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6 x 9 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
Year: 1887

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Butterflies (No. 22060001)
Plate 1
Swallow-tail Butterfly

Butterflies (No. 22060002)
Plate 2
Clouded Yellow Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060003)
Plate 3
Large Garden White Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060004)
Plate 4
Wood White Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060005)
Plate 5
Greasy Fritillary

Butterflies (No. 22060006)
Plate 6
Dark Green Fritillary

Butterflies (No. 22060007)
Plate 7
Great Tortoise-shell Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060008)
Plate 8
Red Admiral Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060009)
Plate 9
Purple Emperor
Butterflies (No. 22060010)
Plate 10
Wall Butterfly

Butterflies (No. 22060011)
Plate 11
Meadow Brown Butterfly

Butterflies (No. 22060012)
Plate 12
Small Ringlet Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060013)
Plate 13
Duke of Burgundy Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060014)
Plate 14
Black Hair-streak Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060015)
Plate 15
Large Copper Butterfly

Butterflies (No. 22060016)
Plate 16
Bedford Butterfly

Butterflies (No. 22060017)
Plate 17
Common Blue Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060018)
Plate 18
Clifden Blue Butterfly
Butterflies (No. 22060019)
Plate 19
Dingy Skipper