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19th c. watercolour - Death's Head Hawkmoth


Code: FL


W: 16.5cm (6.5")H: 22.5cm (8.9")

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.