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ID: 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.

Names:
Merian, Maria Sibylla (preferred,V,index,LC,BN)
Maria Sibylla Merian (V,display)
Maria Sibylla Marian (V)
Graff, Maria Sibylla (V)  ....  her married name
Maria Sybilla (V)
Sibilla Merian (V)
Syb Merian (V)
Sybella Marian (V)
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)

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 (Darmstadt district, 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)

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]
(German artist, 1647-1717) ..... [WCP]
(German painter, 1647-1717) ..... [PROV]
(German painter and draughtsman, 1647-1717) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Swiss painter, printmaker, 1647-1717) ..... [BHA]
(artist, 1647-1717) ..... [GRL]
(German artist, 1647-1717) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
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, GRLPSC, VP, WCP]
.........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (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
Maria Sibylla Marian ........ [PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Maria Sibylla Merian ........ [PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Maria Sybilla ........ [PROV]
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Merian, Graff ........ [WL-Courtauld]
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Merian, Maria Sibylla ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC 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
...........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Merian, Maria Sybilla ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
Merian, Marii︠a︡ Sibilla ........ [GRL]
.................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80115855
Sibilla Merian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Sybella Marian ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Syb Merian ........ [PROV]
......................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, International Artists Database (1998-2008) accessed 12 June 2008
....................  Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (1966-1976)
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 9:794
....................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1963)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 3 December 2002
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL80115885, accessed 12 June 2008
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon (1982)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Wurzbach, Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon (1974)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
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