A Bumble Bee and a Fulgoroid

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century Dutch
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century Netherlandish
Formerly attributed to Joris Hoefnagel Netherlandish

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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, though it is unclear whether the drawing's current dimensions were part of the artist's original conception.

A Bumble Bee and a Fulgoroid, Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century ?, Pen and black ink, gray wash, gouache, and watercolor

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