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Essay de papilloneries humaines

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1983,1105.2

  • Title (series)

    • Essay de papilloneries humaines
  • Description

    Title: a high pyramid decorated with garlands of flowers by butterflies, with fireworks exploding around it. c.1756/60 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1756-1760
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 330 millimetres
    • Width: 237 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production detail: 'Saint aubin l'ainé invenit et sculpsit'.
  • Curator's comments

    From his second series of six plates, all in vertical format, representing butterflies pictured in human activities; see 'Regency to Empire, French Printmaking 1715-1814', Baltimore 1984, cat. 35.

  • Bibliography

    • Guilmard 1880/1 211.7(7) bibliographic details
    • Berlin 1939 427 bibliographic details
    • Baudicour 1859-1861 7.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Feb-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank), The Grotesque
    1995 April-June, Exeter, Royal Albert Mem Mus (Sth Bank), The Grotesque
    1995 Oct-Nov, Leeds City AG & Mus (Sth Bank), The Grotesque

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1983,1105.2

Title: a high pyramid decorated with garlands of flowers by butterflies, with fireworks exploding around it.  c.1756/60 Etching

Title: a high pyramid decorated with garlands of flowers by butterflies, with fireworks exploding around it. c.1756/60 Etching

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