Lot 99
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ROCHUS VAN VEEN | Studies of two butterflies, each seen from both top and bottom

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6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Studies of two butterflies, each seen from both top and bottom
  • Watercolor within pen and brown ink framing lines;signed, dated and inscribed, lower left:  Rocho van veen: 1679. heb ick van onderen. en van boven gemaecht. de geeligheydt is van onderen. 

Catalogue Note

Rochus van Veen was one of the most talented and original artists making natural history drawings and watercolors in Holland during the second half of the 17th Century.  As the artist's inscription indicates, he has here drawn two butterflies, each one from both the top and the bottom, the yellower colour being that of the underside.
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