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Creator:
Bush, Tracey.
Title(s):

Butterflies of Britain.

Additional Title(s):

British butterflies

Published/Created:
[London] : [Tracey Bush], [2003]
Physical Description:
24 cut-paper butterflies ; in wooden box 21 x 26 x 6 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.B87 B74 2003b Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
The layers of paper for each moth or butterfly is sewn together using a bookbinder's pamphlet stitch. Each specimen is affixed to the bottom of the wooden box by way of an entomological pin. The paper for the butterflies is cut from envelopes bearing stamps and postmarks from around Great Britain.
The interior of the box includes four small hand-written labels (from top to bottom): Butterflies of Britain; Browns Satyridae; Meadow Brown; Maniola jurtina.
The exterior bottom of the box bears a relief print of a butterfly, printed in brown ink. It is titled, signed, and dated by the artist, in graphite.
BAC: British Art Center copy is a unique copy.
Collection of 24 cut-paper butterflies, pinned out in a glass-top wooden entomological box made by Watkins & Doncaster (of Hawkhurst, Kent, England).
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Butterflies in art.
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Women in natural history.
Form/Genre:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
Contributors:
Watkins & Doncaster (Hawkhurst, England)
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