Essai de papilloneries humaines (Ideas for Scenes with Butterflies Masquerading as Humans)

Bound volume of etchings on laid paper | c. 1748-56

Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin

Bound volume of prints, in two suites, featuring 8 prints of butterflies acting like humans and 5 flower prints.

Credit: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Object: 1921-6-402

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