image hoefnagel d i_diversae insectarum_plate 12
Image number: RS.17672
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Dragonfly and spider, with insects

Date

1630

Creator

Jacob Hoefnagel (b.1575, Flemish), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

40489

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 201mm
width (print): 300mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of insects arranged around a spider, possibly the House spider Eratigena atrica (top) and dragonfly, apparently a type of Hawker. (below). Twenty eight insects and spiders are shown, including a Peacock butterfly Aglais io, (centre right) and a Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni (centre left).

Plate 12 from the collection Diversae insectarum volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissime depictae, by Jacob Hoefnagel (Amsterdam, Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630).

The plate is numbered, ‘12’, lower right.

Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-c.1630) Flemish artist and engraver, the son of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1601) Flemish artist.