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Chinese Butterflies, watercolor on paper, 1830-1871


Chinese Butterflies, watercolor on paper, 1830-1871

[between 1830 and 1871]


12 paintings : watercolor on paper ; 20 x 32 cm., in album 25 x 38 cm.

Watercolors depicting 151 butterflies, on 12 cloth-framed sheets probably made of pith paper, mounted on leaves of silk-covered album. Inscribed on front paste-down: Mrs. Catharine A. Malcomson, with Fletcher Westray's compliments, 25 February 1871.

Caldwell, Harry R. Chinese Butterflies [bet. 1931 & '36].

[Chinese plates of butterflies] [art original]


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Unknown (artist), “Chinese Butterflies, watercolor on paper, 1830-1871,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed August 23, 2019,