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Maria Merian's butterflies

Heard, Kate2016
Books, Manuscripts
In 1699, the German artist and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname. There she would spend two years studying the animals and plants which she encountered, aiming to explore the life-cycle of insects. Those studies led to the publication of the 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium' which brought the wonders of Suriname to Europe. 'Maria Merian's Butterflies' tells Merian's story through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III.
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