When I first saw this vintage butterfly illustration I thought it felt a bit art deco. Perhaps it's the shape or the butterfly or the graphic pattern on the wings, but it seems modern to me.
Ornithoptera euphorion, the Cairns birdwing butterfly, is a large species native to Australia. Lucky for us a 19th-century naturalist made fine drawings of this gorgeous butterfly species. For this diptych set, the illustration has been cleaned up and collaged onto a creamy canvas background.
Available in 12x16 inch, A4, and 8x10 inch files to print yourself or upload to your favorite online print service.