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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Plate 38 to Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

Overview

Creator: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) (artist)
Creation Date: 
1699 - 1701
RCIN 
921195
Reference(s): 
RL 21195
Description:

A sprig from a plant with small red flowers [Jatropha gossypifolia]. The large green caterpillar became the liver-coloured chrysalis then the large grey moth with six orange/yellow spots on its body [Cocytius antaeus]; a yellow butterfly.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours