Thursday, December 31, 2009

18th Century Spiders

This post on BibliOdyssey has some great insect and spider illustrations by August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof
"August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof (1705-1759) was a German descendent of Austrian nobility and showed an early aptitude for painting. Following an apprenticeship with his artist-uncle and further study at the Academy of Nuremberg, Rösel obtained an appointment at the royal court in Copenhagen painting portraits and miniatures."

The above makes much more sense when flipped:

Here are a couple of my own spider portraits from my To Know the Spiders project:

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