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Study of Capers, Gorse, and a Beetle

Artist:
Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647–1717 (active Holland))
Date:
1693
Medium:
Watercolor, white gouache, on vellum
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 x 10 5/16 in. (35.5 x 26.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.83
Not on view
Signature: At lower right, signed and dated "M.S. Merian. fc: i693." in pen and brown ink

Inscription: At lower right, signed and dated "M.S. Merian. fc: i693." in pen and brown ink. Verso: at upper center, inscribed "2/18 / 4" in graphite (vertically; 20th-century handwriting)
sale, Koller Auktionen (Zurich), September 23, 2011, lot 3354; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2012–July 19, 2012.

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