Sheet with Thirteen Mosquitoes, Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

Sheet with Thirteen Mosquitoes, Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

brush, h 290mm × w 186mm More details

The natural sciences underwent profound change at the end of the 16th century, and personal observation became incredibly important. Artists developed an eye for the beauty of tiny creatures, since the greatness of God’s creation manifested itself in the smallest of things. With astonishing accuracy, this artist drew thirteen mosquitoes on the sheet, paying particular attention to their skinny, hairy legs and delicate wings.

This work belongs to Album met vissen, schelpen en insekten (RP-T-BR-2017-1-6)

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