Subject: Old Bug Illustration
September 26, 2012 4:58 am
It’s an old illustration by this gentleman named E.A. Seguy but its name is no where to be found!
Please help! Thanks so much!
Signature: Wai, from Singapore
This drawing represents a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae. We cannot provide the species without a location, though an expert in the family might be able to provide more specifics. Pure Green Magazine has this to say about E. A. Seguy: “Rather than classify species, the illustrator E. A. Seguy sought to celebrate selected exotic creatures in which he found artistic inspiration. Imaginatively employing floral and zoological motifs, Seguy’s early designs are wonderful examples of the art nouveau style, which swept through Europe in the decades around the turn of the century.” Insects.org reports: “Numerous artists and designers throughout history have drawn inspiration for their creations directly from the unparalleled diversity and beauty present in nature. E.A. Seguy was one such designer who was prolific from the turn of the century through the 1930′s. He produced eleven albums of illustrations and patterns of which Papillons and Insectes were dedicated to insect subjects. E.A. Seguy was a masterful decorative artist who spanned the art eras of Art Nouveau through Art Deco. His graphic technique was achieved through hand coloring prints through numerous plate stencils.”
Thank you so much for your response! Much appreciated!
have a great day,