Images of butterflies and other insects straight out of the late 16th century. Flemish. Plates from Joris Hoefnagel’s “Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis).” Living from 1542 to 1600 he also wrote “Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata.”

Plate IX.
Plate IX. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69670.html
Plate XVII.
Plate XVII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69678.html
Plate VIII.
Plate VIII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69749.html
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Interesting looking gardens with a house in the middle. Paintings of the gardens at Chiswick House, England. Pieter Andreas Rijsbrack, artist. Living from 1690 to 1748, he was born in Flanders but mostly painted in England.

"Chiswick House Gardens- A view of the Bagnio and Grand Allees." ca. 1729-1731.
“Chiswick House Gardens- A view of the Bagnio and Grand Allees.” ca. 1729-1731. Oil on canvas. English Heritage Collection (Chiswick House). In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Andreas_Rijsbrack_-_Chiswick_House_Gardens-_A_view_of_the_Bagnio_and_Grand_Allees.jpg
 "A View of Chiswick House Gardens (towards the rear of the Bagnio from south of the upper river)." ca. 1729-1731
“A View of Chiswick House Gardens (towards the rear of the Bagnio from south of the upper river).” ca. 1729-1731. Oil on canvas. English Heritage Collection (Chiswick House). In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Andreas_Rijsbrack_-_A_View_of_Chiswick_House_Gardens_(towards_the_rear_of_the_Bagnio_from_south_of_the_upper_river).jpg
"A View Across the New Gardens Towards the Fretwork Bridge and the Bagnio." ca. 1729-1731.
“A View Across the New Gardens Towards the Fretwork Bridge and the Bagnio.” ca. 1729-1731. English Heritage Collection (Chiswick House). Image © Chiswick House & Gardens. Fair use license. via https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/art-weve-helped-buy/artwork/5601/a-view-across-the-new-gardens-towards-the-fretwork-bridge-and-the-bagnio
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“Chiswick House Gardens: A view of the Pond and Temple.” ca. 1729-1731. English Heritage Collection (Chiswick House). Image © Copyright 2019 Chiswick House and Gardens Trust. Fair use license. via http://chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/latest-news/the-rysbrack-landscape-paintings-at-chiswick-house/