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Three beetles and three butterfies: a ground beetle, a Calosoma sycophantis, and a cottonwood stag beetle; a peacock (Inachus io), and a Purple Emperor (Apatura iris, upper and under sides)

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: Three beetles and three butterfies: a ground beetle, a Calosoma sycophantis, and a cottonwood stag beetle; a peacock (Inachus io), and a Purple Emperor (Apatura iris, upper and under sides)
  • Artist: Pancrace Bessa
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 26.7 x 21.8 cm.
  • Format (in): 10½ x 8 5/8 in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 15 000,00
  • Last Sale date:
Three beetles and three butterfies: a ground beetle, a Calosoma sycophantis, and a cottonwood stag beetle; a peacock (Inachus io), and a Purple Emperor (Apatura iris, upper and under sides)

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Pancrace Bessa (Paris 1772-1835 Ecouen) Three beetles and three butterfies: a ground beetle, a Calosoma sycophantis, and a cottonwood stag beetle; a peacock (Inachus io), and a Purple Emperor (Apatura iris, upper and under sides) signed ‘P. Bessa.’ black chalk, watercolor and bodycolor heightened with white, watermark J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 10½ x 8 5/8 in. (26.7 x 21.8 cm.)

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