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Ripe Pineapple with Dido Longwing Butterfly

Maria Sibylla Merian1702/1703

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK
London, United Kingdom

A watercolour of a ripe pineapple (Ananas comosus) with the life cycle of a Dido longwing butterfly (Philaethria dido). This is an adaptation of plate 2 of Merian's Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium.

Details

  • Title: Ripe Pineapple with Dido Longwing Butterfly
  • Creator: Maria Sibylla Merian
  • Date Created: 1702/1703
  • Physical Dimensions: 43.5 × 28.8 cm
  • Provenance: Dr Richard Mead (1673–1754); his sale (London, Abraham Langford, 13–16 January 1755, lot 66), where purchased by an unknown collector; sold 15 June 1768 (London, Paterson and Eve, lot 572), where purchased by Sir John Hill via Wilson; George III by c.1810
  • Rights: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021
  • Medium: Watercolour, Bodycolour, Vellum, Gum arabic
  • Depicted Topic: Fruit, Butterflies, Caterpillars

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