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Merian

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Antique Botanical Print, Botanical Drawings, Botanical Flowers, Botanical Art, Art And Illustration, Floral Illustrations, Encyclopedia Illustration, Illustration Botanique, Sibylla Merian

The 1st artist in my series of Women Artists -- MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN Here are 10 Things to know about Maria Sibylla Merian, along with 10 examples of her work: 1 - Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator. In fact, she is rated as being one of the greatest ever botanical artists and one of the first naturalists to study insects. Her hand-colored engravings are as important to the history of science as they are to the history of art. She is especially known…

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Butterflies & Flowers by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives, via Flickr Illustration Papillon, Illustration Botanique, Butterfly Illustration, Art Et Illustration, Illustrations, Morpho Bleu, Blue Morpho, Vintage Botanical, Botanical Prints

Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe : contenant leurs descriptions, leurs figures, leurs differentes metamorphoses, de même que les descriptions des plantes, fleurs & fruits, dont ils se nourissent par Mademoiselle Marie Sybille de Merian, en deux parties in-folio. Paris : L.C. Desnos, 1771. Location: George Peabody Library Call No.: 500 X27 FOLIO

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Peacock Flower with Carolina Sphinx Moth by Maria Sibylla Merian. Botanical Drawings, Botanical Illustration, Vintage Botanical, Botanical Prints, Spider Illustration, Tea Stained Paper, Illustration Botanique, Historia Natural, Hábitat Natural

A watercolour of a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) with the life cycle of the Carolina Sphinx Moth (Manduca sexta). This is a version of plate 45 in Merians Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. In her text, Merian described how the moth used its proboscis to suck nectar from the flowers, and shows this in her illustration.Maria Sibylla Merian was the daughter of the printmaker Matthias Merian, and the step-daughter of the still-life painter Jacob Marrel. She was a talented…

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