Johanna Helena Herolt, née Graff, was the eldest daughter of the painter Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Her work was influenced by her mother whom Herolt accompanied to Surinam in 1711. 49 drawings from a numbered series, signed by Herolt and in the same technique and on vellum are in the Herzog Anton-Ulrich Museum, Brunswick. This series was possibly commissioned by the Menonite Agnes Block (1629-1704), an important breeder of rare plants near Utrecht. Others drawings by Herolt are in the British Museum and the University of Amsterdam.