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.

Details
Title
Metamorphosis of a Frog and Blue Flower
Artist Life
1647-1717
Role
Artist
Accession Number
66.25.171
Provenance
Dwight and Helen Minnich, Minneapolis; sold to MIA, 1966.
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