image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 8
Image number: RS.11106
Credit: © The Royal Society

Nettle-tree butterfly

Date

1792

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 Nettle-tree butterfly, Libythea celtis (here styled Papilio celtis). Five figures showing the adult insects.

Plate 8 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘tab: 8’. Not inscribed by the printmaker.

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