Catching Butterflies

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Chasing butterflies seems to largely be a pastime of the very young, but there are also a few miniatures that use a far more serious-looking adult – sometimes even armed with a bow and arrow -- hunting or pursuing butterflies, often with more of a droll intent on the part of the illustrator.

See also La chasse aux papillons: jeu spontané des enfants, passion culturelle d'adultes.