‘Papillons Francais et étrangers’
(French and foreign butterflies)
Crayon style lithograph, handcoloured. Watermark: none.
Sheet size: 43.5 x 32 cm. Image size: 31 x 25.5 cm.
Source: Published by Gihaut freres. Very rare.
Ref: Plate mentioned in the 1828 vol. of Bibliographie de la France, published by Pillet.
Made Francois le Villain after Madame Feraud. Ferraud was a 19th c. a flower painter, who exposed at the salon in 1833/1835. Francois le Villain (active 1820-1830) was a French Lithographer and painter in Paris in the early 19th century. He was a competito of Engelmanm and exposed at the Salon in 1819 and 1822.
Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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