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Field Crickets, Insect Art Print by Donovan, Natural History Illustration

Regular price $12.00

DESCRIPTION:

Field Crickets, an Insect Art Print by Edward Donovan. This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. It includes a custom-cut antique white mat, backing board and clear sleeve. Handcrafted in USA when you order.

AVAILABLE SIZES:

• SMALL: 5 x 7" print is matted in 8" x 10" antique white mat.
• MEDIUM: 8 x 10" print is matted in 11" x 14" antique white mat.
• LARGE: 11 x 14" print is matted in 16" x 20" antique white mat.

BEHIND THE SCENES:

This colorful illustration of Field Crickets (Gryllus Monstrsus, Gryllus Reticulatus, Gryllus Punctatus) first appeared in "Insects of India", by Edward Donovan, in London, 1800. This book illustrated the natural history of the insects of India and the islands in the Indian seas. It contained 250 colorful insects. Interestingly, Donovan lived in London and made drawings of insects purchased mainly at auctions of specimens from voyages of exploration. He never traveled out of England.

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