Saturday, March 27, 2010

Our Bugs's Life #13 - Yet Another Mantis


A yet another praying mantis indoors, a species I haven't seen before.

Leon Bakst

Negress from "Sheherazade", 1923
Lithograph, published 1923 (U.S.A.),
24.5 x 15.5 cm (image), edition 179/250
Provenance: Stamped at the back:
'Property of Ethel H. Traphagen'
(Ethel (Mrs. William R. Leigh) Traphagen (1882 - 1963)
Born in New York City, she had a distinguished career in New York state as a fashion designer and founder,
with her artist-husband, of The Traphagen School of Design. 
She studied at Cooper Union Art School, the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League
and the New York School of Fashion Design. She wrote and illustrated books on fashion design
and was a teacher at Cooper Union and New York University.)

Esa Jaske Collection

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