Vine with gaudy sphinx moth, caterpillar and chrysalis
The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 21190

Vine branch and black grapes with moth, caterpillar and chrysalis of gaudy sphinx

c.1701-05

Maria Sibylla Merian

Purchased by George III, when Prince of Wales

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In her commentary to this plate in the Metamorphosis Merian wrote of the grapes which grew wild in Surinam... More