Georg Flegel (German, 15631638)
Oil on wood; 10 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (27 x 34 cm)
Gift of Dr. W. Bopp, 1921 (21.152.1)
Flegel, from Moravia, worked in Vienna and (after 1593) in Frankfurt. His style eschews Netherlandish refinement in favor of naturalistic precision, a tradition extending from the nature studies of Albrecht Dürer (14711528) and Hans Hoffmann (1545/501591/92) to the miniatures of Joris Hoefnagel (15421601?) and drawings by Jacques de Gheyn (15651629).