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171
* Edouard Traviès
Doullens 1809 - 1876 Paris
A SHEET OF STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
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171
* Edouard Traviès
Doullens 1809 - 1876 Paris
A SHEET OF STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
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* Edouard Traviès
Doullens 1809 - 1876 Paris
DOULLENS 1809 - 1876 PARIS
A SHEET OF STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: Edouard Traviès. 1831.

gouache heightened with white, on vellum laid down on panel


255 by 322mm; 10 by 12 11/16 in
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Exhibited

Paris, Salon de 1831, cat. no. 1996

Catalogue Note

Traviès regularly exhibited watercolors of animals and birds at the Paris Salon, and indeed this drawing was presented at his first exhibition, in 1831.  This was his only watercolor entirely devoted to butterflies, and shows not only native species, but also more exotic varities.  In 1854 Traviès published a comparable print, representing the butterflies of Brazil and Cayenne (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des estampes, inv. no. AA3).  

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