This object is the first item in a set that contains 23 objects.

Object Timeline

1920

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2018

2020

  • You found it!

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. 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.

Cite this object as

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; 1921-6-402

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18065649/ |title=Album, Essai de papilloneries humaines (Ideas for Scenes with Butterflies Masquerading as Humans) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 February 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>