1891 Plate XL - Black Hairstreak - Morris

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FRANCIS MORRIS

Plate XL - Black Hairstreak

BLACK HAIRSTEAK.
PLATE XL.
Thecla pruni,
Papilio pruni,
Sirymon pruni,
Lycana pruni

1891
Lithograph, Hand Colored
Sheet Size 10 x 7 inches
Publisher: John C Nimmo, London
VG+ condition with light age toning

Francis Morris (25 March 1810 10 February 1893), Irish clergyman, notable ornithologist and entomologist and as the author of many children's books and books on natural history and heritage buildings.
Through working with Benjamin Fawcett (1808–1893), a local printer who was arguably the most accomplished of nineteenth century woodblock colour printers and illustrater Alexander Francis Lydon (1836–1917), Morris was able to create a several great works on natural history.