Wed, 10th Aug 2022 12:00

A Cabinet of Curiosities: including an Important Natural History Collection

 
  Lot 631
 

A STUDY OF CERAMBYX BEETLES BY ANN LEE (1753-1790)

Sold for £600


Condition Report
The paper has slipped in the mount, is wavy with a few creases, creases to visible corners, possible slight surface loss upper right, some spotting and marks, chips and wear to frame, additional images available

 

STUDY OF CERAMBYX BEETLES BY ANN LEE (1753-1790),
pen, ink and watercolour on vellum, six finely executed studies with annotations beneath, signed and dated 1773 lower right, approximately 31 x 23.5cm, mounted with marbled slip, in burr frame and behind glass
Footnote: Ann Lee was primarily a botanical illustrator who also excelled in birds and insects, her works are held in the collections of Kew Gardens and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter

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