Add a touch of art to your desk with our handy Audubon, Butterflies, and Flowers Note Cube Set. Artist, birdwatcher, and conservationist John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851) captured North American birds’ spirited energy in their native habitats. Our note cube is inspired by Audubon's hand-colored Indigo Bunting
lithograph within the Museum's collection. The butterflies reproduced on our second note cube are adapted from an early nineteenth-century coverlet made in China for the American market. Skillfully embroidered in polychrome silks, the crimson silk coverlet features a field of varied butterflies fluttering around a basket of flowers, deep borders of garden scenes, and fringe on all four sides. The Horticultural Society of London (now the Royal Horticultural Society) was founded in 1804 with the purpose of gathering information about plants and improving horticultural practice. Its articles were collected in Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London
, which featured superb hand-colored engravings, including the flowers reproduced here.
Each cube contains 500 notepaper sheets and 50 colored paper clips. Note cube: 3 1/4''L x 3 1/4''W x 4 1/8''H; notepaper sheets: 3'' square.