image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 4
Image number: RS.11104
Credit: © The Royal Society

Studies of two moths

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 (top) Hyles vespertilio (here styled Sphinx vespertilio) and (bottom) the almond-tree leaf skeletonizer moth, Aglaope infausta (here styled Sphinx infausta L.). Four figures showing two paired images of insects.

Plate 4 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed above in ink: ‘tab:4’; and printed below: ‘J R Schellenberg del. & fec.’.

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