image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 14
Image number: RS.11109
Credit: © The Royal Society

Nettle-tree butterfly

Date

1792

Creator

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

After

Jacob Christian Schaffer (1718-1790, German), Natural historian

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). Eleven figures showing showing the developmental stages of eggs, caterpillar, pupa and adult insect.

Plate 14 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘Taf: 14’ and printed below ‘J Schaffer del. Schellenberg sculp:’.

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