A Bumble Bee and a Fulgoroid

Pen and black ink, gray wash, gouache, and watercolor | 8.4 x 5.9cm | 17th century (?)

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century ?

This Dutch drawing, likely made in the seventeenth century, illustrates a new interest in observing and documenting insects, which were deemed unworthy of serious study in previous periods. The small size of the sheet is well suited to its subjects, ...
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