Maria Me­rian’s But­ter­flies

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The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holy­rood­house, Ed­in­burgh 17 March–23 July

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See ex­tra­or­di­nary art­works by Ger­man artist and en­to­mol­o­gist Maria Sibylla Me­rian, who trav­elled to Suri­name, South Amer­ica in 1699 to study its an­i­mals and plants.

A branch of West In­dian Cherry with an Achilles Mor­pho but­ter­fly by Maria Sibylla Me­rian, 1702– 03

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