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Album, Essai de papilloneries humaines (Ideas for Scenes with Butterflies Masquerading as Humans)

This is a Album. It was designed by Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin and published by Étienne Fessard and etched by Étienne Fessard. It is dated ca. 1748–56 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is bound volume of etchings on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

40.8 × 25.7 × 1.1 cm (16 1/16 × 10 1/8 × 7/16 in.) Open: 40.8 × 50.8 cm (16 1/16 × 20 in.)

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Album, Essai de papilloneries humaines (Ideas for Scenes with Butterflies Masquerading as Humans); Designed by Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin (French, 1721–1786); bound volume of etchings on laid paper; 40.8 × 25.7 × 1.1 cm (16 1/16 × 10 1/8 × 7/16 in.) Open: 40.8 × 50.8 cm (16 1/16 × 20 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-402

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