image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 2
Image number: RS.11102
Credit: © The Royal Society

Caterpillar of the Death’s head hawk moth

Date

1791

Creator

S. Berg (active 01/01/1790-31/12/1799), Printmaker

After

A. W. Bertram (active 01/01/1790-31/12/1799), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of the caterpillar of the Death’s head hawk moth, Acherontia atropos (here styled Sphinx atropos). Two figures, one slightly magnified.

Plate 2 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed above in ink: ‘tab: 2’; and printed below ‘A.W.Bertram del. S.Berg Sc.’.

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