Joris Hoefnagel, Plate 68: Seven Bees and Flies, c. 1575/1580

in German we say:

Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen

which means literally:

To hit two flies with one swatter


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Information about the image:

Joris Hoefnagel Plate 68: Seven Bees and Flies, c. 1575/1580

Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis): Plate LXVIII

watercolor and gouache, with oval border in gold, on vellum

Public Domain

National Gallery of Art


Published on: Feb 20, 2024

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