"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." [continues in a previous Rosenhof post: Ranarum Nostratium]
Three volumes from 'Insecten-Belustigung' (Insect Amusements) by AJ Rösel von Rosenhof are available from the University of Heidelberg (click through and look for 'Vorschau' = thumbnails). The books were released in installments between 1746 and 1761.
A happy and safe religious/irreligious/silly season to all!