Papillons: vingt planches en phototypie coloriées au patron, donnant 81 papillons et 16 compositions décoratives

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.


The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Séguy, E. A. (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1928 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Éditions Duchartre et van Buggenhoudt
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MLM++ (Seguy, E. A. Papillons)
Decoration and ornament -- Animal forms
Statement of responsibility: J.S. Billings Memorial Collection
Physical Description
Extent: 20 col''d pl. fol. ; 44 x 31 cm.
Pochoir prints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 40708161
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13992480
Barcode: 33433068114457
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cb389f40-c6b5-012f-d34d-58d385a7bc34
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