Elizabeth Sadler

Purple Emperor Butterfly on Goat Willow


Medium: Watercolour

Size: 4.75" x 6.75"


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This is a small watercolor and ink painting that is part of a series of butterflies rare as well as commonplace, found in the British Isles. I have adored and been fascinated with these beautiful and ethereal insects as a child and their magic never fades.


The Purple Emperor declined steadily during the twentieth century and is now restricted to some of the larger woods in southern England. There has been a recent slight re-expansion in some areas. Restricted to large woods in southern England where they spend much of their time in the treetops.

Painted with professional watercolour paints on Fabriano watercolour paper

The painting  is 4.75 x 6.75 inches and the total size with white mount and black frame is 9.50 x 13 inches

A certificate of Authenticity signed by myself accompanies each original.

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Dimensions 526595472 × 5229204 cm