Attributed to Johanna Helena Herolt

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Attributed to Johanna Helena Herolt
b. 1668
Three Mice Nibbling Fruit
Watercolor on parchment.
12 13/16 x 10 9/16 inches (326 x 268 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund, with the special assistance of Mrs. Carl Stern and Mrs. Lawrence Hughes.
F.W.A. Knight Esq.; his sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 29 October 1979, lot 155 repr.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 204.


Another version of this subject is in the Lugt Collection, Fondation Custodia (inv. no. 7535). Johanna Helena Graff Herolt (or Herold) was also known as Maria Sibylla Merian II (elder daughter). The work was previously attributed to her mother Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).
Formerly attributed to Maria Sibylla Merian, 1647-1717.

Associated names: 

Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717, Formerly attributed to.
Knight, F. W. A., former owner.
Stern, Anne Bigelow, donor.
Hughes, Lawrence, Mrs., donor.