1845 Obadiah Westwood insect painting

1845 Obadiah Westwood insect painting

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1845 Hornets and wasps, original hand colour, Arcana entomologica, or, Illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects by J.O. Westwood. These lithographs were from Westwood's own paintings and are initialed at base. John Obadiah Westwood (22 Dec 1805 - 2 Jan 1893) was an important British Entomologist, curator and later Professor at Oxford University and was influential in taking on the collection of his friend and patron Frederick William Hope. The Hope-Westood collection formed the basis of the important Oxford museum entomology collection. He was President of the Entomological Society of London from 1852-1853.

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