Maria Sibylla Merian 1713 Flowers with Moth and Fly

Catalog Number 43739
 
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Artist Biography

Maria Sibylla Merian, the daughter of Mattheaus Merian, found her interest early in life when she began studying entomology at the young age of 13. Her interest and talents paid off as she is known as one of the most remarkable naturalists of the 17th and 18th centuries, and many of her illustrations ended up in the hands of Tsar Peter the Great. "The work of these years consisted of both scientific and artistic activity: Merian collected and raised insects, fed them with their host plants, observed them, described and drew their metamorphoses from egg to caterpillar and from pupa to butterfly imago. She then compiled her individual observations and studies in pictorial compositions"

Date

1713

Source

Histoire des Insectes de l’Europe

Volume

I

Plate Number

12

Description

Flowers with Moth and Fly

Print Method

Engraving with superb professional hand color. Plate printed on one side, blank on reverse.

Size of Print

23.0 x 17.5 cm. [approximately 9.125 x 6.875 in.]

Size of Leaf

23.0 x 17.5 cm. [approximately 9.125 x 6.875 in.]

References

Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Naturalist 1647-1717, p. 103.

Condition

Overall Excellent

Price:
$350.00
SKU:
43739
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