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.
- Title of artwork
- Prent 42: M.S. Merian, De metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,
- Maria Sibylla Merian (Graveur P. Sluyter)
- Sold with frame
- In good condition
- Image size
- 27×37.5 cm