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ID: 500009826
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500009826

 
Record Type: Person
Merian, Maria Sibylla (German painter and engraver, 1647-1717)

Note: Maria and her daughters, Johanna Helena and Dorothea Maria, were known as unusually enterprising and adventurous women for their time, who greatly influenced the artistic standards of natural history illustration and helped transform the field of entomology. Comment on works: Still Life
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Names:
Merian, Maria Sibylla (preferred,V,index,LCBN)
Maria Sibylla Merian (V,display)
Maria Sibylla Marian (V)
Graff, Maria Sibylla (V)  ....  her married name
Graff, Maria Sibylla Merian (V)
Graf, Maria Sibylla Merian (V)
Gräffin, M. S. (V)
Gräffin, Maria Sibylla (V)
Graffin, Maria Sibylla (V)
Merian, Graff (V)
Merian, Maria Sybilla (U)
Merian, Marii︠a︡ Sibilla (U)
Maria Sybilla (LU,V)
Sibilla Merian (LU,V)
Syb Merian (LU,V)
Sybella Marian (LU,V)
Die Jungfer Merianin (LU,U)
Madame Merian (LU,U)
Marian, M.S. (LU,U)
Maria S. Merian (LU,U)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)
Swiss

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
watercolorist
flower painter
animal artist (animal subject)
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
etcher
draftsman

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Frankfurt am Main (Hessen state, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Amsterdam (North Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1699-1701  Suriname (South America) (nation)
active:   Holland (Netherlands) (historical region)
active:   Frankfurt am Main (Hessen state, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   Amsterdam (North Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Merian, Matthäus, the elder  
..............  (Swiss printmaker, 1593-1650) [500010137]
parent of ....  Gsell, Dorothea Maria Henrietta  
................  (German painter, engraver, and draftsman, 1678-1743) [500025195]
parent of ....  Herolt, Johanna Helena  
................  (German painter, engraver, and draftsman, 1668-ca. 1723) [500049496]
sibling of ....  Merian, Matthäus, the younger  
..................  (Swiss painter, 1621-1687) [500019793]
spouse of ....  Graff, Johann Andreas  1665-1686
................  (German painter and engraver, 1637-1701) [500022610]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Merian, Maria Sibylla (I)

Biographies:
(German painter and engraver, 1647-1717) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss painter, printmaker, 1647-1717) ..... [BHA]
(German painter and draughtsman, 1647-1717) ..... [GRLPSC]
(German painter, 1647-1717) ..... [PROV]
(German artist, 1647-1717) ..... [WCP]
(German artist, 1647-1717) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, 1647-1717) ..... [GRL]
(German artist, 1647-1717) ..... [PROV]
(Unknown artist) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:
Merian (LU,U)
Merian, Sibylle (LU,U)
M.S. Marian (LU,U)
Sibylla Merian (LU,U)
sibylle merian (LU,U)
S. Merian (LU,U)
Sybilla Merian (LU,U)
Sybille Merian (LU,U)

Sources and Contributors:
Die Jungfer Merianin ........ [PROV]
.........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Gräffin, Maria Sibylla ........ [VP]
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
Graffin, Maria Sibylla ........ [VP]
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
Gräffin, M. S. ........ [GRL, VP]
.............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
.............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
Graff, Maria Sibylla ........ [BHA, GRLPA, VP, WCP]
.........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
Graff, Maria Sibylla Merian ........ [GRL, VP]
......................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
......................................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
Graf, Maria Sibylla Merian ........ [GRL, VP]
....................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
....................................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
Madame Merian ........ [PROV]
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Marian, M.S. ........ [PROV]
...........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Maria Sibylla Marian ........ [PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Maria Sibylla Merian ........ [GRISC, PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Maria S. Merian ........ [PROV]
...............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Maria Sybilla ........ [PROV]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Merian ........ [PROV]
...............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Merian, Graff ........ [WL-Courtauld]
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Merian, Maria Sibylla ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...........................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, International Artists Database (1998-2008) accessed 12 June 2008
...........................................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 9:794
...........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
...........................................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
...........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
...........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Merian, Maria Sybilla ........ [GRL, PROV]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
...........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Merian, Marii︠a︡ Sibilla ........ [GRL]
.................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
Merian, Sibylle ........ [PROV]
................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
M.S. Marian ........ [PROV]
.........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sibilla Merian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sibylla Merian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
sibylle merian ........ [PROV]
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
S. Merian ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sybella Marian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sybilla Merian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sybille Merian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Syb Merian ........ [PROV]
......................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, International Artists Database (1998-2008) accessed 12 June 2008
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 9:794
....................  Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (1966-1976)
....................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1963)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80115855
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 3 December 2002
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80115855
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon (1982)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Wurzbach, Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon (1974)
 
Note:
English .......... [PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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