38 Winged Insects, Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

38 Winged Insects, Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, 1596 - 1610

brush, h 275mm × w 170mm More details

In the Middle Ages insects were hardly the subject of serious attention. This changed however in the 16th and 17th century when artists began to develop an eye for the beauty of these tiny creatures. According to them, the greatness of God’s creation was manifest in the smallest of all. De Boodt drew 38 different winged insects, including bees, wasps, flies, and midges with minute precision.

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

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