Great Banded Grayling
Depicted is the great banded grayling (Brintesia circe) in its female and male appearance and its caterpillar.
Below handwritten in ink " Fig. 1 & 2. Pap. Proserpina mas & foem. a., die Raupe"
Fine original watercolour painting by Eugen Johann Christoph Esper (1742-1810), a preliminary drawing for his book “Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur”, published by Walther, Erlangen, and Weigel, Leipzig, 1777-1839.
Sheet size: 20,8 x 15,4 cm
Beautiful painting, minor toning, altogether in very good condition.