Winged insect. Alexander Marshal, 162?-1682, was chiefly known as an illustrator of flowers and plants. In 1980, his expertise in painting insects also came to light, through this album of insect drawings. The album consists of 57 pages containing 129 watercolors of insects: butterflies, moths, caterpillars, beetles, locusts, spiders, flies, and crickets. The backs of Marshal's drawings contain notes in his own hand.

Winged insect. Alexander Marshal, 162?-1682, was chiefly known as an illustrator of flowers and plants. In 1980, his expertise in painting insects also came to light, through this album of insect drawings. The album consists of 57 pages containing 129 watercolors of insects: butterflies, moths, caterpillars, beetles, locusts, spiders, flies, and crickets. The backs of Marshal's drawings contain notes in his own hand.

Spondylis buprestoides; Prionus coriarius. Die Käfer des Deutschen Reiches. (1908)

Spondylis buprestoides; Prionus coriarius. Die Käfer des Deutschen Reiches. (1908)

The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 by Janice Neri http://www.amazon.com/dp/0816667659/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_a1Huwb1P57W9A

The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 by Janice Neri http://www.amazon.com/dp/0816667659/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_a1Huwb1P57W9A

An epitome of the natural history of the insects of India, Donovan, E. (Edward), 1768-1837

An epitome of the natural history of the insects of India, Donovan, E. (Edward), 1768-1837

Part Two--The Root :    Nor are the winged insects better off though they wear my crafty eyes wherever they alight.  Stay here, my love; you will see how delicately they deposit me on the leaves of elms or fold me in the orient dusk of summer.  From The Fertile Muck – Irving Layton

Part Two--The Root : Nor are the winged insects better off though they wear my crafty eyes wherever they alight. Stay here, my love; you will see how delicately they deposit me on the leaves of elms or fold me in the orient dusk of summer. From The Fertile Muck – Irving Layton

Улыбающийся паук Theridion grallator - Фауна - Всемирная корпорация RealSWorld

Улыбающийся паук Theridion grallator - Фауна - Всемирная корпорация RealSWorld

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