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Grape Vine with Gaudy Sphinx Moth


RCIN 921190

This watercolour depicts the life cycle of the Gaudy Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha vitis) on the grapes on which it commonly feeds. Merian criticised the lack of grape cultivation in Suriname, which instead imported wine from Europe.

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