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Image number: RS.11101
Credit: © The Royal Society

High brown fritillary

Date

1791

Creator

Johann Rudolf Schellenburg (1740-1806, Swiss), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 221mm
width (print): 175mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of the High brown fritillary Argynnis addipe (here styled Papilio adippe L.). Five figures showing the developmental stages (caterpillar, pupa and butterfly) with and underwing view (figure 5) of a female insect.

Plate 1 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed above in ink: ‘Tab: 1’; and printed below left: ‘J.R.Schellenberg del. & Sculp.’.

Johann Kaspar Füssli (1743-1786) entomologist was the brother of the well-known artist Henry Fuseli (1745-1825), born Johann Heinrich Füssli.