Luna Moth

Object Number: 
1953.265
Date: 
1817
Medium: 
Watercolor, charcoal, graphite, and white gouache on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 20 x 21.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower, ink: "Papillon de L'Espece de L'argus trouve a Washington au Mois de Mai 1817, et Sauve de la Mort St Louis"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along lower edge in brown ink: "Papillon de L'Espèce de l'argus trouvé à Washington au Mois de Mai 1817. Sauvé de la Mort d'Louise"
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group