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Butter Fly Collection

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly
Cover of the score of Madame Butterfly by Puccini

Background imageButter Fly Collection: The Pipes Of Pan, by Elsie Harding

The Pipes Of Pan, by Elsie Harding
Colour illustration showing a dream-like scene of a piper playing for a beautiful lady with butterfly wings

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
The RED ADMIRAL and other English butterflies

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
RED ADMIRAL & PEACOCK BUTTERFLIES. Their brightly coloured wing markings are shown clearly

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Countryside Flowers and Butterflies

Countryside Flowers and Butterflies
Red Admiral and Peacock Butterflies amid a mass of vegetation including berries, rosehips, ivy and holly

Background imageButter Fly Collection: The Red Moth by William Barribal

The Red Moth by William Barribal
A showgirl in a fabulous stage costume with enormous butterfly wings plays to a theatre audience

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly
A female attendant helps Madama Butterfly to dress

Background imageButter Fly Collection: I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson

I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson
Illustration of a glamorous lady catching butterflies

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Tom Thumb + Butterfly

Tom Thumb + Butterfly
He rides on the back of a butterfly

Background imageButter Fly Collection: The Sketch Summer Number front cover, 1933

The Sketch Summer Number front cover, 1933
Stunning, graphic, art deco style front cover designed by Erte with stylised flowers, butterflies and a face in profile

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Circular countryside scene

Circular countryside scene
A watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith showing a typical English rural countryside setting of a half-timbered cottage set amid fields, surrounded by fauna in the shape of a passing Cuckoo

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Rural scenery with wildflowers

Rural scenery with wildflowers
A red Admiral Butterfly flies above a hedgerow border of wildflowers in this landscape painting by Malcolm Greensmith, encapsulating the English countryside

Background imageButter Fly Collection: The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson

The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson
A little girl, knee deep in a field of wild flowers, picks some to make a charming bunch on which a Red Admiral butterfly lingers

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Fan with Fairies

Fan with Fairies
A highly ornamental lace folding fan by Duvelleroy of Paris with painted scenes depicting fairies by a pond & with sticks carved in imitation of feathers

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Scene from the opera, Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini

Scene from the opera, Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini
The lead character, Cio-Cio San (Madame Butterfly) in Puccinis opera in three acts. Date: c.1910

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Blanche Bates / Butterfly

Blanche Bates / Butterfly
Blanche Bates in the stage play Madam Butterfly by Long & Belasco on which the opera is based

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Fairies by Hilda Miller

Fairies by Hilda Miller
Enchanting illustration depicting a group of fairies holding hands and dancing through a field of flowers, while butterflies overhead mimic their dance steps

Background imageButter Fly Collection: La Saison des Papillons by Nick

La Saison des Papillons by Nick
Charming illustration by Nick showing a young woman in a perfectly coordinated 1920s outfit with cloche hat, clasping her hands in delight as she looks a butterflies flitting in the air

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Two Cats and a butterfly

Two Cats and a butterfly
Two siamese cats watch a tortoiseshell butterfly. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Pan Cover 1920

Pan Cover 1920
Illustration by Pizer on the front cover of Pan magazine, showing a couple in costume, the man dressed as harlequin and the woman wearing butterfly wings and headdress

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Fairy casting a magic spell

Fairy casting a magic spell
Fantasy scene of a fairy casting a magic spell with her wand over a clump of buttercups as a Peacock Butterfly flaps serenely past

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly
MONARCH BUTTERFLY (danais archippus)

Background imageButter Fly Collection: White Butterfly

White Butterfly
A black veined White Butterfly (Aporia Crataegi). Date: 1930s

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Country Flowers and Butterflies

Country Flowers and Butterflies
Many varieties of wild flowers with a Cabbage White and Tortoiseshell butterflies. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Puccini / Butterfly / Record

Puccini / Butterfly / Record
Complete on 16 records, at 4 shillings and sixpence each, or complete for three pounds and twelve shillings - at least 100 pounds in todays money !

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Puccini Butterfly Letter

Puccini Butterfly Letter
Finally, a letter from Pinkerton

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Girl Daydreams 1880

Girl Daydreams 1880
A girl pauses from her reading and daydreams of faries for a while. She sits in a hammock with her doll disgarded below

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Thumbelina drawn by a butterfly down a stream

Thumbelina drawn by a butterfly down a stream
Thumbelina, standing on a leaf, is drawn downstream by a butterfly. Illustration to a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, first published 1835

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Holly Butterfly 1860

Holly Butterfly 1860
The HOLLY and other English butterflies

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Heath Butterfly 1860

Heath Butterfly 1860
The HEATH and other English butterflies and moths

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Peacock Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly
Metamorphosis of the PEACOCK butterfly (Vanessa Io.)

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Hampstead Eye Butterfly

Hampstead Eye Butterfly
Albins Hampstead Eye

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Wendy Craig, English actress, with butterflies

Wendy Craig, English actress, with butterflies
Wendy Craig (b 1934), BAFTA award-winning English actress, seen here posing with butterflies, a reference to the popular sitcom Butterflies in which she starred between 1978

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Landscape with distant mountains

Landscape with distant mountains
A landscape consisting of wild flowers and Butterflies in the foreground, a meandering stream leading down intoa valley and distant water and mountains. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Butterfly Bombs Warning Notice, Italy, 1944

Butterfly Bombs Warning Notice, Italy, 1944
Photograph of a British sargeant looking at a warning notice, regarding Butterfly anti-personnel mines in Italy, during the Second World War

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Hat & Mask in One 1929

Hat & Mask in One 1929
Dual purpose headwear: cloche hat worn so low over the eyes that it doubles as a mask. Eyeholes are cut in the crown. Perfect hat for hiding upper facial flaws

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Cabbage White Butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly
The CABBAGE WHITE and other English butterflies

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly
The PAINTED LADY and other English butterflies

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Chinese magpie wallpaper design

Chinese magpie wallpaper design
Wallpaper design featuring birds perched on branches, surrounded by colourful flowers and butterflies. Date: 1922

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Brightly coloured floral pattern with butterflies

Brightly coloured floral pattern with butterflies
Fabric design featuring vibrant floral pattern with blue butterflies. Date: 1922

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Butterfly amidst flowers

Butterfly amidst flowers 2011

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Butterflies amongst the flowers

Butterflies amongst the flowers 2011

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Unidentified butterfly

Unidentified butterfly

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Thumbelisa

Thumbelisa

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Day Dreams

Day Dreams
A young child in a garden in the sunshine gazes at a butterfly Date: circa 1910

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Summer and autumn

Summer and autumn

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Dogs chasing a butterlfly

Dogs chasing a butterlfly

Background imageButter Fly Collection: Grandpas cottage

Grandpas cottage



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