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Paul de Longpre Butterfly Print s Yard Long Antique Victorian.
This set of six c1889 butterfly prints is by the French Victorian artist, Paul de Longpre (b.1855, d.1911 -- see biography below). They are extremely rare and are dated 1889, PRIOR to de Longpre's arrival in America. These are outstanding examples of de Longpre's early work (which is almost non-existent). The colorful butterflies and meadow flowers are just beautiful, with bright unfaded hues. The artwork execution is superb. It would have taken de Longpre almost two years to paint them and get them to print, hence their creation about 1887.
Each magnificent chromolithograph has excellent color and is in pristine condition. They are entitled:
"Butterflies and Clover" "Butterflies and Lilac" "Butterflies and Clematis" "Butterflies and Daisies" "Butterflies and Cape Heath" "Butterflies and Wild Roses".
These images are unsigned, but documented and signed in the two elephant folio pages in our personal collection. This piece comes from the personal collection of Nancy Hall, the author of the book "The Life & Art of Paul de Longpre". The back is autographed by Nancy, stating it is from her personal collection. The prints have a softly textured faux suede mat that compliments the color hues beautifully. The prints are housed in a quarter-sawn oak frame with gorgeous minial ray grain, and at each corner is a burnished brass flying songbird embellishment. Overall size is 11 x 41 inches, a grand focal point for any grouping, or over a doorway, couch, nook, just beautiful!
Please note: Postage is an estimate. We can often combine shipping, and cheerfully refund overages after packing. We ship either FedEx or USPS Parcel Post as a less inexpensive choice. Layaway is available for items over $100. We have more antique prints on our other website: www.rubylane.com/shop/victorianroseprints