Antique print of the Purple Emperor and other butterflies, 1903

Item number: 8.5

This beautiful coloured plate of butterflies originates from the first edition of the work by Edward Hulme called 'Butterflies and Moths of the Countryside', published in 1903.

This 119-year-old print is in excellent condition and has 7 illustrations of various butterflies (numbers below correspond with the numbers on the plate): 


34. Large Heath. Female. Epinephele tithonus.
35. Large Heath. Male. Epinephele tithonus.
36. White Admiral. Limenitis sibylla.
37. Purple Emperor. Male. Apatura iris.
38. Purple Emperor. Female. Apatura iris.
39. Painted Lady. Vanessa cardui.
40. Comma.Vanessa C. album.


The pre-cut high quality matboard has an indigo / dark blue coloured top layer, and is acid-free, protecting the print. 


The image you see is a photograph of the actual item. 


Artist: Edward F. Hulme
Rear of the print: blank, no images or text
Matboard size (= frame size): 21 x 30 cm | 8.27 x 11.81 inch
Print size: 16,8 x 24,4 cm | 6.61 x 9.61 inch