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Moths, Butterflies and a Wasp
  • Pieter Withoos
    born: Amersfoort, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • Moths, Butterflies and a Wasp, circa 1680
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • pen, ink, wash on vellum
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20.3 x 29.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 x 11 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0144
Label Text

Five winged insects (identified as moths, butterflies, and a wasp) spread on a blank image. Done in tones of brown, tan, gray. Insects are spread out so that there is one in each corner quadrant and one in the center.