Metamorphosis of a Frog and Blue Flower, c. 1701-1705

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Merian's interest in metamorphosis was not limited to insects. She also observed the life cycle of frogs as they developed from eggs and tadpole into adult. In order to study these changes she used brandy as a preservative, focusing on the moment when the tadpoles emerged from their eggs.

Metamorphosis of a Frog and Blue Flower
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Dwight and Helen Minnich, Minneapolis; sold to MIA, 1966.
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