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Maria Sibylla Merian
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Maria Sibylla Merian, The Artists
Portrait of Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian was a German Female Artist and Scientific Illustrator born on April 2, 1647. Sibylla Merian contributed to the Enlightenment movement, worked in Netherlands and Suriname and died on January 13, 1717.

Metamorphosis of a Caterpillar to a Butterfly, Maria Sibylla Merian

Metamorphosis of a Caterpillar to a Butterfly 1679

Black Tegu Lizard, Maria Sibylla Merian

Black Tegu Lizard 1700

Floral Wreath with Insects, Maria Sibylla Merian

Floral Wreath with Insects 1700

Heron Encircled by a Snake, Maria Sibylla Merian

Heron Encircled by a Snake 1700

Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells, Maria Sibylla Merian

Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells 1700

Branch of Genipapo with Long-Horned Beetle, Maria Sibylla Merian

Branch of Genipapo with Long-Horned Beetle 1702 – 1703

Branch of West Indian Cherry with Achilles Morpho Butterfly, Maria Sibylla Merian

Branch of West Indian Cherry with Achilles Morpho Butterfly 1702 – 1703

Citron with Monkey Slug Moth and Harlequin Beetle, Maria Sibylla Merian

Citron with Monkey Slug Moth and Harlequin Beetle 1702 – 1703

Tropical White Morning Glory with two beetles, Maria Sibylla Merian

Tropical White Morning Glory with two beetles 1702 – 1703

Turk's Cap Lily, Maria Sibylla Merian

Turk's Cap Lily 1705

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