- Frølich, Lorenz
- Ornaments & patterns
- Wood engraving
- Matthis, Charles-Émile
- Portrait (taller)
- The New York Public Library, The Internet Archive
- A butterfly chase
- Stahl, P.-J. (Pierre-Jules Hetzel),
- New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869
- Open Library:
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A boy and a girl are seen swishing their nets through a flock of butterflies, framed by a decorative border made of grass, wild flowers, and cobwebs.
Three names are associated with this series of illustrations, and while L. Frølich and C.-É. Matthis are unambiguously mentioned, respectively, as the illustrator and the engraver (see the French edition), the role imparted to Gillot (probably Firmin Gillot, 1819-1872) isn’t so clear. One possibility is that he traced on wood the designs created by Frølich.
Keywords: 1860s, 19th century, border, butterfly, child, children's book, frontispiece, happy, mixed genders