Mosquito by Terzi

Amedeo John Engel Terzi (1872-1956)
Mosquito (Theobaldia annulata), c.1939.
Watercolour on paper, 445 x 320 mm.

Amedeo Terzi was an Italian artist whose life and work has made a major contribution to our understanding of insects and the transmission of disease. Terzi spent much of his life working with some of the leading scientists in the field of medical entomology.

Today his name is associated with his exceptional drawings of blood-sucking insects that are admired for both their scientific accuracy and artistic accomplishment.

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