Cassava root, rustic sphinx moth and garden tree-boa
The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 21159

Roots of the cassava with rustic sphinx moth, caterpillar and chrysalis of tetrio sphinx moth and garden tree-boa

c.1701-05

Maria Sibylla Merian

Purchased by George III, when Prince of Wales

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A characteristic of Merianís work is her fondness for extravagant curves and coils... More