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Print - Orchids, butterfly and ladybird.
  • Orchids, butterfly and ladybird.
    Urushibara, Yoshijiro, born 1888 - died 1953
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Orchids, butterfly and ladybird.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly , made)
    Japan (possibly , made)

  • Date:

    1888-1934 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Urushibara, Yoshijiro, born 1888 - died 1953 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodcut, paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Contemporary Art Society.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

Portrait format colour woodcut print, depicting an orchid, butterfly and ladybird. The print is lettered with the artist's name in Japanese characters, and with a seal. 'Y. Urushibara', is written in pencil, as is 'NO 3.'

Place of Origin

England (possibly , made)
Japan (possibly , made)


1888-1934 (made)


Urushibara, Yoshijiro, born 1888 - died 1953 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodcut, paper

Marks and inscriptions

Y. Urushibara
Written in pencil

No 3
Written in pencil


Height: 11.9375 in, Width: 8.4375 in

Descriptive line

'Orchids, butterfly and ladybird.', colour woodcut by Yoshijiro Urushibara, England or Japan, 1888-1934.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935





Subjects depicted

Butterfly; Ladybird; Orchid




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