Fine range with Merian tulips. Packed in a box with text and explanation.
Maria Sibylla MERIAN (born Frankfurt am Main 2-4-1647 - gest. Amsterdam 13-1-1717), insect and flower painters and nature researcher. Maria Sibylla Merian grew up in an artist's environment. Initially that was in Frankfurt am Main, the city where father Matthäus Merian the Elder had a renowned publishing company as engraver. When Maria Sibylla was three years old, her father died, and a year later (in 1651) her mother remarried with the flower painter and art dealer Jacob Marrel (1614-1681). In the workshop of Marrel, Maria Sibylla learned the principles of drawing and painting.