Sunday, February 14, 2010

Moth Engravings

hand-coloured 18th century engravings of moths


Die Schmetterlinge by EJC Esper, 1786 - Nymphagoga


Die Schmetterlinge by EJC Esper, 1786 - Pronuba


Die Schmetterlinge by EJC Esper, 1786 - Matronula


Die Schmetterlinge by EJC Esper, 1786 - Spectrum


Die Schmetterlinge by EJC Esper, 1786 - Tanaceti


moth engravings by EJC Esper


18th cent. moth engravings


hand-coloured moth engravings


18th cent. moth illustrations


Die Schmetterlinge - moth engravings 18th cent.


moth illustrations


hand-coloured moth illustrations


hand-coloured engravings of moths


18th century moth engravings in colour


Charming hand-coloured 18th century moth illustrations found in EJC Esper's 'Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur' [vol. 4] from 1786, sourced from the University of Heidelberg. [some background]

Alternatively, the Biodiversity Library appears to have the full[?] series available
.

See an earlier EJC Esper post -- The Coral Book -- for more general background and links.

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Nicholas Cary Comanici said...

It would be interesting to see how these engravings translate to textile prints.

Michelle said...

These engravings are very reminiscent of my family. My mother is a fan of antiques and victorian style decorating and she always added embellishments such as these to give the room that extra glow. These are lovely. Do you happen to do any engraving of your own as well?

Bienvenidos!

Brigitta Ryan {duo} said...

wow. I love bird prints, I might just get into moths too.

Josh Kitlas said...

This is an amazing site. Just came across it today. Gorgeous work!

peacay said...

Thanks all.

--Do you happen to do any engraving of your own as well?--

Only in my dreams. And they are good!

nomadcraftsetc said...

How cool! What a great find! I love the ones with the caterpillars, they are so bushy!

Laraine Eddington said...

I love art in any form and these are brilliant.

Mrsf44 said...

These are awesome. Each one has story of it's own.

CraigDavis said...

This is so beautiful...... wonderful blog

amybradley said...

Very beautiful and inspiring I adore these drawing!

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