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Johanna Herolt (1668–1723)

Still life with fruit and Blue-Backed Manakin c.1705?

RCIN 921239

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This watercolour combines the late seventeenth-century tradition of still-life painting with Merian’s interest in exotic species. The blue and white china bowl is typical of a Dutch still life of this period, while the blue-backed manakin is a native of Surinam.