19th c. watercolour - Death's Head Hawkmoth

19th c. watercolour - Death's Head Hawkmoth

Code: FL

Dimensions:

W: 16.5cm (6.5")H: 22.5cm (8.9")

£90.00

A finely detailed 19th century watercolour of a Death's Head Hawkmoth and associated caterpillar with pencil drawing of its habitat within a maple frame.  The picture of the moth, with distinctive human skull marking, was almost certainly painted by an amateur lepidopterist. Dated July 24th, 1845.