False coral snake, banded cat-eyed snake and frogs
The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 21226

Aesculapian false coral snake, banded cat-eyed snake and frogs

c.1705-10

Maria Sibylla Merian

Purchased by George III, when Prince of Wales

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As well as bringing back from Surinam many of the insect species which she included in the Metamorphosis, Merian also shipped home a large number of snakes... More