Antique Insect Prints by Moses Harris
Antique Insect Prints by Moses Harris
(England, 1782)
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Background:

These antique hand-colored prints are from An Exposition of English Insects.   The
prints are based on illustrations by the British entomologist and engraver Moses Harris (1730-1788).  The plates feature insects including Flies and Moths "accurately drawn and highly finished in colours from nature".  Harris also authored the text accompanying each print, and was the engraver for the insect prints in this series.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $30
Framing & Matting Charge:  $165
Dimensions: Print Only:  9 x 11 inches
Matted:  14 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1782
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying text pages

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Moth Print (No. 20020003)
Plate 3
Moths (Lepidoptera)
SOLD
Fly Print (No. 20020009)
Plate 9
Flies (Muscae)
$105
Fly Print (No. 20020011)
Plate 11
Flies (Muscae)
$105
Fly Print (No. 20020014)
Plate 14
Crane Fly (Tipulae)
SOLD

Stem Borer Print (No. 20020017)
Plate 17
Stem Borer (Asili)
$105
Aphid Print (No. 20020018)
Plate 18
Aphids (Aphides)
SOLD
Fly Print (No. 20020020)
Plate 20
Flies (Conops)
$90
Fly Print (No. 20020021)
Plate 21
Flies (Muscae)
SOLD

Fly Print (No. 20020022)
Plate 22
Flies (Pullata)
$90
Gnat Print (No. 20020031)
Plate 31
Window Gnat (Diptera)
$105
Fly Print (No. 20020033)
Plate 33
Flies (Muscae)
$105
Fly Print (No. 20020036)
Plate 36
Flies (Muscae)
$105

Fly Print (No. 20020044)
Plate 44
Dance Fly (Empis)
$90
Fly Print (No. 20020047)
Plate 47
Bee Flies (Bombylius)
$105
Gnat Print (No. 20020048)
Plate 48
Window Gnat (Sylvicola)
and Crane Fly (Tipulae)
$105
Midge Print (No. 20020050)
Plate 50
Midge (Apicis)
$90