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  • Date:

    19th century - early 20th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Intaglio print in brown ink, on paper, hand-coloured

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

Hand-coloured illustrations of: four butterflies; a beetles; a snail shell; a grasshopper on two grass stalks; a violet flower; a small bouquet of daisies, (black?)berries, leaves and grass stalks. All positioned at different orientations.


19th century - early 20th century (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Intaglio print in brown ink, on paper, hand-coloured


Height: 19.8 cm sheet (approx), Width: 32 cm sheet (approx)

Descriptive line

Hand-coloured illustrations of a variety of butterflies, beetles, flowers, a snail shell and a grasshopper. Intaglio print in brown ink, on paper, hand-coloured. Anonymous. 19th - early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1911, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1912


Brown ink; Paper


Intaglio printing; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Grasses; Flowers; Butterflies; Viola (plant); Shell; Grasshopper; Beetle


Prints; Insects; Textiles


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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