Antique chromo lithograph of the Mourning cloak and other butterflies, 1913

Item number: 4.5

This beautiful bright coloured chromolithographic plate originates from the first edition of an antique atlas describing all butterflies, caterpillars and moths in the Netherlands in the early 1900's.


This 109-year-old print is in excellent condition and has 13 detailed illustrations of butterflies and caterpillars, including the Mourning cloak and Fritillary butterflies.


The numbers below correspond with the numbers on the plate:
1. Vanessa antiopa L. Mourning cloak butterfly.
2. Melitaea cinxia. Glanville fritillary.
3. Melitaea athalia Rott. Heath fritillary.
4. Melitaea aurelia Nick. Nickerl's fritillary.
5. Melitaea didyma O. Spotted fritillary.
6. Argynnis selene Schiff. Silver washed fritillary.
7. Argynnis Euphrosyne L. Pearl-bordered fritillary.


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


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


Artist: W. Hubert
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: 16,5 x 24 cm | 6.5 x 9.45 inch