Category: scientific illustration

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): The Rocu Tree with Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies (via The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Marian Ellis Rowan (Australian, 1848 – 1922): Six finches among reeds (c. 1911) (via National Gallery of Victoria)

Marian Ellis Rowan (Australian, 1848 – 1922): Five warblers in a Banksia bush (c. 1911) (via National Gallery of Victoria)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate CLIII (Lis pourpre Courbe)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)

Marian Ellis Rowan (Australian, 1848 – 1922): Eight wrens around a nest (c. 1911) (via National Gallery of Victoria)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate CXLVII (Liseron)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)

Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff (German, 1668 – 1723): A white and violet tulip, a hyacinth, a white and red tulip and a marbled tuffett and its pupa and caterpillar (via Sotheby’s)

Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff (German, 1668 – 1723): A poppy in three stages of flowering, with a caterpillar, pupa and a butterfly (via Sotheby’s)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate CXXV (Cognassier fleuri)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)

Marian Ellis Rowan (Australian, 1848 – 1922): Four parakeets in a gum tree (c. 1911) (via National Gallery of Victoria)