The Naturalist Of Amsterdam - Melissa Ashley

Set in 1700s Amsterdam The Naturalist of Amsterdam follows the life of Dorothea Graff daughter of the famed artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian. From her early years within the confines of the Labadist community of Walter Schloss to her mother's artist studio in Amsterdam and the wilds of South America Dorothea' s story charts an amazingly rich and colourful period of discovery and explores the challenge of being the offspring of one of the most famous female artists in history. For as long as she can remembe...
Set in 1700s Amsterdam The Naturalist of Amsterdam follows the life of Dorothea Graff daughter of the famed artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian. From her early years within the confines of the Labadist community of Walter Schloss to her mother's artist studio in Amsterdam and the wilds of South America Dorothea' s story charts an amazingly rich and colourful period of discovery and explores the challenge of being the offspring of one of the most famous female artists in history. For as long as she can remember Dorothea Graff has served her scientist-artist mother Maria Sibylla Merian in the family atelier with her older sister Hanna. At just twenty years old Dorothea decides to join her mother on a once in a lifetime expedition to the Dutch Colony of Suriname to observe and paint its insect and plant life. A commercial artist businesswoman and printmaker Maria has previously published illustrated volumes of her studies of European butterflies and plants but entranced by displaysset in 1700s amsterdam the naturalist of amsterdam follows the life of dorothea graff daughter of the famed artist and naturalist maria sybilla mer...
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Short Description Set in 1700s Amsterdam The Naturalist of Amsterdam follows the life of Dorothea Graff daughter of the famed artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian. From her early years within the confines of the Labadist community of Walter Schloss to her mother's artist studio in Amsterdam and the wilds of South America Dorothea' s story charts an amazingly rich and colourful period of discovery and explores the challenge of being the offspring of one of the most famous female artists in history. For as long as she can remembe...
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