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Australian butterflies collected on the Uranie voyage, approximately 1820 / J. Arago
Bib ID 7504213
Format PicturePicture [still image, sheet]
Author
Arago, J. (Jacques), 1790-1855, artist
 
Description approximately 1820 
1 painting : watercolour ; on sheet 24.9 x 19.5 cm 
Summary

Watercolour of three butterflies, paired with two caterpillars, and a chrysalis, collected during Captain Freycinet's visit to Australia.

Notes

Title from acquisition documentation.

Inscriptions: Signed by artist in ink lower left corner ; "Île de France"--In ink top middle margin ; "Voyage de l'Uranie; Insectes pl. no. 15."--In ink top left corner ; "Nlle. Hollande"--In ink lower middle ; Each of the three butterflies numbered in pencil, from top to bottom: "No 99" , "21", "No 26".

Condition: Stained, yellowing.

In French.

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2017. 
Subjects Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842 -- Travel -- Australia.  |  Uranie (Ship)  |  Butterflies -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Caterpillars -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Pupae -- Australia -- Pictorial works.
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