Bristol-London

Lantern Fly Print by Donovan, Matted Art Prints, Natural History, Insect Illustration

Regular price $12.00

ITEM DETAILS:

Lantern Fly Print by E. Donovan, This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. The print 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.

DESCRIPTION:

This colorful illustration of a Lantern Fly (Fulgora Pyrorhnchus), 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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