1840 Butterfly Hand Colored Engraving by Lizars


1840. Engraving by Lizars with original hand-color, sheet 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Very good condition. Plate 15 from one of William Jardine's Naturalist's Library volumes. Three beautifully patterned multicolored butterflies, the botanical background is etched in lightly. His father was a publisher and an engraver, and taught William how to engrave. William led the family publishing business "Lizars" to become the experts in making finely detailed engravings of natural history subjects. Dimensions: 9.925" x 11.925" x .925"


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