HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Deutsche Bundespost / Wikimedia Commons

Deutsche Bundespost / Wikimedia Commons

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
267257,233 (4.36)00
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Maria Sibylla was born in Frankfurt, the daughter of an engraver and publisher. Her father died when she was three years old, and her mother remarried to Jakob Marrel. a the flower and still life painter. He encouraged Maria Sibylla to draw and paint. In 1665, she married Marrel's apprentice, Johann Andreas Graff. The family moved to Nuremberg, where Maria Sibylla continued painting and gave drawing lessons to the daughters of wealthy families. This activity provided her with access to the finest gardens of the wealthy elite. She published Der Raupen wunderbare Verwandlung und sonderbare Blumennahrung (The Caterpillars' Marvelous Transformation and Strange Floral Food), written in vernacular German. In 1699–1705, she visited the colony of Surinam in Dutch Guiana with her daughter Dorothea Marrel. There she studied local insect species and their fruit diet, which led to the publication of Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium (1705). After her mother's death in Amsterdam in 1717, Dorothea published Erucarum Ortus Alimentum et Paradoxa Metamorphosis, a collection of her mother's work.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (4.36)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 1
3.5 3
4 8
4.5 1
5 14

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Maria Sibylla Merian is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Maria Sibylla Merian is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,223,573 books! | Top bar: Always visible