A still life with a mouse eating a candle, a caterpillar, a moth and a tomato plant
watercolor and bodycolor
1234 x 914 in. (33 x 23.5 cm)
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While this charming sheet appears to have been drawn in the 18th or 19th century, it recalls natural history drawings by earlier artists such as Georg Flegel (1566-1638) and Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1601) (see F. Koreny, Albrecht Dürer und die Tier- und Pflanzenstudien der Renaissance, exhib. cat., Vienna, Albertina, 1985, nos. 91-93, ill.).
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