Giant Peacock Moth

Giant Peacock Moth

Saturnia pyri

Hand-painted wood: gouache, pencils, acrylic paint; varnish-fixed. Slightly larger than life-size. Sustainable hardwood frame, 25.8 × 18.8 cm

Giant Peacock Moth is the largest European moth.

In 1889, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo: “Yesterday I drew a very large, rather rare night moth ... its coloration astonishingly distinguished; it’s very big. To paint it I would have had to kill it, and that would have been a shame since the animal was so beautiful”. He decided to paint the moth after all, using his drawing as a model.

€ 750

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