1873 Wood Engraving John Steeple Davis Art Catch Him Children Butterfly YALD1


"Catch Him!"

This is an original 1873 two-color wood engraving of a painting by John Steeple Davis (1841-1917) that portrayed a girl holding her baby brother up to catch a butterfly in the rose garden.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. Light creasing. Light water stain - left margin.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 14 inches; 25 x 36 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings that were featured in The Aldine, a monthly arts and literature magazine published in New York between 1868-1879 during the Victorian era. This collection features work from artists such as John Steeple Davis, Thomas Moran, William de la Montagne, John Douglas Woodward, and many others. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Davis, John Steeple. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Reproductive art by Speer.

Keywords specific to this image: Kids, Flowers, Bug, Insect, Victorian Era

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