Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and the Life Sciences in Early Modern Europe

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Aug 31 2017 - Dec 22 2017

Coveting Nature explores the ways in which botanists and entomologists worked together with artists and illustrators in the early modern period (1500–1800) to record and disseminate knowledge about the observational sciences.

Coveting Nature includes exploration of the early and significant contributions of female artists and naturalists, including Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), Anna Ruysch (1666-1754), and Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758), and their enduring legacy.

  • Works on Paper
  • European
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Maria Sibylla Merian
  • Anna Ruysch
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
  • and others

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