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Maria Sibylla Merian

Heron Encircled by a Snake, with a Worm in his Bill Maria Sibylla Merian The Morgan Library & Museum Transparent and opaque white watercolor, highlighted with gum arabic, on vellum. 14 x 12 inches x 307 mm)

Muscovy duck, standing on the head of a snake, the tail in its mouth by Maria Sibylla Merian from Insects of Surinam, ca.1701-05. German School. Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white and gold, on vellum | British Museum

Antique watercolour on vellum by Maria Sibylla Meriam, ca "Muscovy duck, standing on the head of a snake, the tail in its mouth", from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c".

loveisspeed.......: Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a German naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly make her a significant, albeit not well-known, contributor to entomology..

Maria Sibylla Merian April 1647 – 13 January was a German naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfl

Absolutely beautiful antique watercolour of a blue and yellow parrot with a red and black snake in its mouth, perched on a branch.  (Curator's has attributed this to Dorothea Graff, the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian. It appears to be a copy after a signed drawing on paper (as opposed to vellum) by Maria Sibylla Merian.)

Curator's has attributed this to Dorothea Graff, the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian. It appears to be a copy after a signed drawing on paper (as opposed to vellum) by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Golden Plover (?), with examples of two butterflies, one a small blue, from an album of 91 drawings entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c', 1701/05, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

), with examples of two butterflies, one a small blue, from an album of 91 drawings entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c', Maria Sibylla Merian

Plate XXIII Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, 1699, illustration by Anna Maria Sibylla Merian.

Maria Sibylla Merian plate 23 from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium banana, teucer giant owl butterfly, rainbow whiptail lizard

[Illustrations de Veranderingen der Surinaemsche Insecten...] / Maria Sybilla Merian, dess., aut. du texte ; I. Mulder, P. Sluyter, D. Stoopendaat, grav. - 75

[Illustrations de Veranderingen der Surinaemsche Insecten...] / Maria Sybilla Merian, dess., aut. du texte ; I. Mulder, P. Sluyter, D. Stoopendaat, grav. - 75

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