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Two beetles and two newts (?), with a pale blue and pink-flowered plant, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; one of the newts feigning death Watercolour and bodycolour, on vellum

Two examples of snakes, one red and black, entwined around a pink-flowered plant, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; with below a frog on its back and a clutch of snake eggs Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum. Attributed to: Dorothea Graff. Assigned to: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1710 (circa).

Examples of a bug, two snakes, two frogs, a crab and a lizard eating ants, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; the lizard on a small stretch of land, surrounded by water Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white (partly oxidised), on vellum. Attributed to: Dorothea Graff. Formerly attributed to: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1710 (circa).

Silver flower, and with examples of a red and black beetle, and yellow and orange butterfly, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c' Watercolour, touched with bodycolour, heightened with white (oxidised), on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

A monkey sitting on the branch of a tree, eating fruit, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects c'; a beetle on one of the branches Watercolour, with bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

Studies of beetles, with a blue-flowered plant, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; one black beetle resembling a stag-beetle, the other green Watercolour, strengthened with gum, and bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

Water hyacinth, with examples of an insect, frog and another aquatic creature, from an album of 91 drawings entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; one creature devouring a frog, with tadpoles and spawn Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, and with pen and grey ink, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

Example of a Surinam toad, with pink-flowered plant and two shells, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects c'; with hatchlings on its back Watercolour, with bodycolour, and with pen and black ink, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

Golden Plover (?), with examples of two butterflies, one a small blue, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects c' Watercolour, touched with bodycolour, and with pen and grey ink, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1701-1705 (circa).

Tulipa purpurea, depicting the life cycle of the moth, from an album of 160 drawings entitled 'Merian's Drawings of European Insects &c'; with examples of a caterpillar and a chrysalis on the tulip, the stages of a beetle and a fly on the right Watercolour and bodycolour, on vellum. Drawn by: Maria Sibylla Merian. School/styleGerman. Date1691-1699 (circa).