Maria Sibylla Merian (Graveur P. Sluyter) - Prent 42: M.S. Merian, De metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,

Description
Maria Sibylla Merian (Graveur P. Sluyter) - Prent 42: M.S. Merian, De metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,
Engraving - Signed - 1714

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was a German artist and natural researcher. She resided in Amsterdam from 1691 on. She became famous for her detailed drawings of plants and insects. Her precise observations and descriptions were an important contribution to entomology. She was one of the first ones who showed insects on the plant on which they actually lived. Mattheus Merian, artist and publisher, was her father. At the age of 52, she made a trip to Suriname. Her drawings and sketches were as source for the well-known book entitled: Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.

The copper engraving was made by Pieter Sluyter after the drawing by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Prent 42: M.S. Merian, De metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,
Artist
Maria Sibylla Merian (Graveur P. Sluyter)
Year
1714
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed
Sold with frame
No
Condition
In good condition
Image size
27×37.5 cm
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