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Urania Brasiliensis. Hand Coloured Plate. 1874. Antique Art. Fine Art Print. Antique Lithograph. Antique Prints. Antique Butterfly Specimen. Antique Insects.


£135 | $165 USD | €155 EUR
Item Number: SA814709
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Urania brasiliensis is a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae first described by William John Swainson in 1833.
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.

This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


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


Height = 32 cm (12.6")
Width = 27 cm (10.6")
Depth = 4 cm (1.6")

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