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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 325

    TWO SETS OF TWELVE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES OF BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS

    JOHN OBADIAH WESTWOOD, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO SETS OF TWELVE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES OF BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS
    JOHN OBADIAH WESTWOOD, MID 19TH CENTURY
    Later mounted in giltwood frames, the plates numbered and twelve with monogram to the lower corner
    12½ x 10 1/8in. (31.7 x 25.7cm.); 14½ x 11in. (37 x 28cm.) respectively (24)


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    John Obadiah Westwood (1805-1893) was a Victorian entomlogist and also noted for his artistic talents. He gave up the legal profession to pursue his scientific interests, and became the Fellow of the Linnean Society and president of the Entomological Society of London.

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