Attributed to Johanna Helena Herolt

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Attributed to Johanna Helena Herolt
b. 1668
Lizards, Insects, and Plants, Including Clover and Forget-Me-Nots
Transparent and popaque watercolor on vellum; framing line in black ink.
12 3/4 x 10 inches (323 x 253 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Vincent Astor.
1973.3
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Inscribed at upper right, in graphite, "55". On the verso, at lower center edge, in graphite, "1416".
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Acquired from Weyhe Books, New York.
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What may be regarded as the prototype for several versions of the present composition, including the Morgan drawing, is in the Albertina, Vienna (Inv. no. 3817). That drawing, which repeats the same motifs, except the daddy-long-legs (which is omitted) and ants (which are fewer), is signed at the lower right, Johanna Herolt in Amster [i.e. Amsterdam].
Formerly attributed to Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).

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