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Insects, by Jan van Kessel

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An image of Insects. Kessel, Jan van I (Flemish, 1626-1679). Oil on copper, height 11.7 cm, width 15.2 cm.

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Insects. Kessel, Jan van I (Flemish, 1626-1679). Oil on copper, height 11.7 cm, width 15.2 cm.

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  • Accession Number: 312
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/13.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 770 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 174.72kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 13/1
  • Captured: 2016:01:08 14:17:28

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17th Century beetles bugs butterflies butterfly cricket Fitz_PDP Flemish grasshopper insects Jan van Kessel memento mori oil on copper painting species specimen van Kessel

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