The Great South Sea Caterpillar Transformed into a Bath Butterfly July 4th 1795
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

The Great South Sea Caterpillar Transformed into a Bath Butterfly July 4th 1795

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Description

Satirical cartoon. Description of the New Bath Butterfly taken from the philosophical transactions for 1795. This insect first crawled into notice from amongst the weeds and mud from the banks of the South Sea; & being afterwards placed in a warm situation by the Royal Society, was changed by the heat of the sun into its present form. It is noticed and valued solely on account of the beautiful red which encircles its body & the shining spot on its breast, a distinction which never fails to render caterpillars valuable. des & fec. J. G. Published by H. Humphrey Number 37 New Bond Street
 

Image Reference

40950
 

Collection Reference

Hunt Vol.2. Page 1
 

Original Width (mm)

250
 

Original Height (mm)

350
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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