Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 1st Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 1st Fl; Right of Rm 1152

Crocodile and Snake, c. 1670-1680

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.125.25
Artist:
Maria Sibylla Merian
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée Print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Crocodile biting a large red snake
Historical Context:
Maria Sibylla Merian was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants, animals, and insects. Merian published her first book of natural illustrations in 1670, where this illustration probably appeared. Her most famous book was the "Insects of Surinam," which was published in 1705 and received international acclaim.