Butterfly art to make your living room look like an endless summer. From German naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian. (1647-1717).

"Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium." 1705.
“Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.” 1705. Hand colored engraving. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Merian_Metamorphosis_LX.jpg
"Duroia sp. and assorted insects."  1705.
“Duroia sp. and assorted insects.” 1705. Hand colored copper engraving. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duroia_sp00.jpg
Plate XLV from "Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium". 1705.
Plate XLV from “Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium”. 1705. Hand colored copper engraving. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Merian-grafic-senkenberg_hg.jpg
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