A Set of Twelve Butterfly Engravings by E. Esper


  • Set of Twelve
  • £2,950.00
  • €3,356 Euro
  • $3,288 US Dollar

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A Set of Twelve Butterfly Engravings by E. Esper

Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper studied botany from an early age and was later encouraged by his professor to change his studies from theology to natural history. After graduation, he worked at Erlanger University in charge of the Natural History department where he also amassed a fine collection of specimens, now in the zoological museum in Munich. He published many works, including the most comprehensive work on butterflies of the time, Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen, from 1777-1794.


  • H: 38cm (14.96in)
  • W: 32cm (12.60in)



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For TIGER LILY ART what began as a hobby has become a small family run business. Based in Surrey, we deal in sets of antique prints and engravings of largely botanical and natural history subjects, but also items which we like and would be happy to hang at home. In fact, this is our guiding principle - we stock nothing that we would not be happy to own ourselves. 

We are passionate about what we do and all our prints and engravings are in excellent condition bearing in mind their age, are presented in bespoke frames behind UV70 or Tru Vu glass. Mounts are chosen with care to enhance the subject matter and all sets are put together so that they hang well together. Inspection is welcome by appointment.

We are happy to discuss specific requirements and will split sets in certain instances, should what we have on offer not work in the chosen position.

We have a large portfolio of unframed items too which can be framed to order.

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