Illustrator of Insect Life: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
Sir Duncan Rice Library
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Maria Sibylla Merian was a 17th Century female naturalist, entomologist and botanical illustrator and is considered to be one of the greatest ever botanical artists.
Fri 24 Jul
online from July 2020 onwards
The University of Aberdeen's Special Collections holds a copy of her publication entitled 'The Miraculous Transformation and Unusual Flower Food of Caterpillars'.
You can download 3 of her illustrations to colour in. Why not have a go at some botanical illustrations of your own too.
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University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections