F. W. Frohawk zoological artist and butterfly specialist


F W Frohawk (1861-1946) zoological artist and butterfly specialist: a window on the world of Victorian and Edwardian natural history

Speaker: June Chatfield 

This talk will outline the life and work of F W Frohawk whose fine illustrations of birds, mammals and insects illustrated many publications of other authors. He was a pioneer in breeding all British species of butterflies and in unravelling the role of the ant in the life cycle of the Large Blue for his 2 volume work on their life histories, published in 1924 and two other butterfly books in the 1930s. A large collection of his work is held at the Natural History Museum, which was donated by his daughter the late Valezina, Lady Bolingbroke.

The speaker, June Chatfield, is the author of "F W Frohawk: his Life and Work" published by the Crowood Press, Wiltshire in 1987.

Tea will be served in the Library from 5.30pm and the lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

This meeting is free and open to all; registration is not necessary


rough illustration for eventual publicatiuon in The Field.