Sara Marrel, seated at a table and engaged in embroidery, Johann Andreas Graff
Johann Andreas Graff
Sara Marrel, seated at a table and engaged in embroidery
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Johann Andreas Graff

Sara Marrel, seated at a table and engaged in embroidery, 1658


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187 x 290 mm
Inventory Number
5744
Object Number
5744 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1867
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Johann Andreas Graff, who would later be Maria Sibylla Merian’s husband, was a journeyman in the workshop of Jacob Marrel, Merian’s stepfather, for several years. Here he drew the likeness of her somewhat older stepsister Sara Marrel at her evening embroidery. She appears to be working after a pattern: a sheet of paper spread out over her embroidery frame. Maria Sibylla would go on to publish floral compositions suited and intended for such purposes.

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07.06.2024