The Great South Sea Caterpillar, Transform’d Into A Bath Butterfly [Sir Joseph Banks]. James Gillray, British.
The Great South Sea Caterpillar, Transform’d Into A Bath Butterfly [Sir Joseph Banks]
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The Great South Sea Caterpillar, Transform’d Into A Bath Butterfly [Sir Joseph Banks]

1795/c1851. Etching with later hand-colouring, number “410” in plate upper right, initialled, titled and captioned in plate below image, 35.4 x 24.9cm. Minor stains to margins.

Text reads “Pub. July 4th 1795 by H. Humphrey, No. 37, New Bond Street.” Caption provides a satirical description of the “butterfly” Sir Joseph Banks, emerging from a chrysalis shortly after receiving the red ribbon of the Order of the Bath in 1795. Two other etchings appear verso, titled “A Slice of Glo’ster Cheese” and “For Improving the Breed.” Ref: Library of Congress, USA.

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Item #CL181-7

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