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Swallow Tail on Raspberry Flower
  • Andreas Feininger
    1906–1999
    born: Paris, France ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Swallow Tail on Raspberry Flower
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.5 x 24.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19.5 x 24.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the Estate of Wysse Feininger
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0356
Description

An intensely magnified butterfly, whose white wings are edged in black, occupies the right half of the image. Its compound eyes and curled proboscis are clearly visible at center. It clings to a flower that emerges from the left edge of the composition.