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.
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