Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A watercolor of a plant with orange flowers and buds and green leaves. Insects fly around and crawl on the plant.

Title: Orange-flowered plant, with example of a grey and orange moth, from an album of 91 drawings entitled ‘Merian’s Drawings of Surinam Insects &c’; with blue caterpillar and chrysalis Watercolour and bodycolour, with pen and grey ink, on vellum

Artist/Maker: Maria Sibylla Merian

Date: ca. 1701-1705

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Suriname

 

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