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Painted Ladies. Hand-coloured Lithograph. 1874. Antique Art. Fine Art Print. Antique Lithograph. Antique Prints. Antique Butterfly Specimen. Antique Insects.


£135 | $162 USD | €156 EUR
Item Number: SA814682
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Cynthia is a group of colourful butterfly species. In English, the species of the Cynthia group are sometimes collectively referred to as the painted ladies. The Painted lady (V. cardui) is a large butterfly (wing span 59 cm (2.03.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has five white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry four small submarginal eyespots on the dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present.
This wonderful hand-coloured plate with its meticulous texture, toning and attention to detail was created for an 'Order Lepidoptera' folio in 1974, created to assist Victorian naturalists as they explored not just the world but also specialist show collections bred in the UK.
The lithograph is mounted in a luxury handmade, hand-finished and wonderfully gilded wooden frame with a confidently proportioned decorated mount. A fine gold fillet has been added as a very sophisticated contrast for the plate. The frame is renaissance gold and with good light this piece just glows, with a wonderful, deep and warm gold tone (even our professional photographs can't adequately capture the beautiful frame colour). The archival acid-free materials and professional techniques used to protect and frame this work will ensure that it continues to be enjoyed for many decades to come.
As standard the frame comes with framer float glass however for an additional 10 (to be paid at the time of order) this can be upgraded to museum quality glass having low reflection, amazing colour intensity and high U.V. absorption to protect the work.
A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 32 cm (12.6")
Width = 27 cm (10.6")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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