image hoefnagel d i_diversae insectarum_plate 14
Image number: RS.17674
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Bird embryo 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 centrally placed chicken [?] embryo, enclosed within its shell. Nineteen insects are shown, including a shieldbug (lower left), a dragonfly and a grasshopper.

Plate 14 from the collection Diversae insectarum volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissime depictae, by Jacob Hoefnagel (Amsterdam, Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630).

The plate is numbered, ‘14’, lower right.

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