149
149
Nicolaas Struyk
SIX STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
Estimation
2 0003 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
149
Nicolaas Struyk
SIX STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
Estimation
2 0003 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Nicolaas Struyk
AMSTERDAM 1686 - 1769
SIX STUDIES OF BUTTERFLIES
Watercolor and pencil, within brown ink framing lines
447 by 285 mm; 17 1/2  by 11 1/4  in
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Provenance

With Mia Weiner, New York,
from whom acquired by the present owners in 1994

Description

This finely preserved sheet, executed by the prominent 18th Century Dutch mathematician, Nicolas Struyk, is a highly characteristic example of the intricate watercolor studies of butterflies and other items of natural history, that Struyk drew for his own pleasure, during the course of his life.

Other surviving sheets, such as Struyk's Four Beetles and a Flying Stink Bug1 possess similar dimensions to the Gordon drawing having, apparently, all originated from an album that bore a title-page inscribed: VERTOONING der INLANSCHE INSECTEN Ao 1715.  N:Struijk.

1. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, inv. no. 2007.28

Old Master Drawings

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