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L'Entomologiste (The Entomologist, also known as The Insect Collector)
  • Jean-Émile Laboureur
    1877–1943
    born: Nantes, France ; died: Pénestin, France
  • L'Entomologiste (The Entomologist, also known as The Insect Collector), 1932–1933
  • Where object was made: France
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: BFK RIVES laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 347 x 397 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 11/16 x 15 5/8 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 375 x 415 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 16 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 448 x 558 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 5/8 x 21 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0255
Description

An entomologist faces away from the viewer, inspecting a plant with a magnifying glass. He is standing next to a short bluff. Vines and branches creep in from the left and right sides of the print in the foreground. Various insects and bugs are flying and crawling in the foreground, including beetles, bees, ladybugs, and butterflies.