Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mary Delany Flower Collage 1776

Narcissus by Mary Delany (1776)
Narcissus Tazetta (Hexan. Monogynia), from an album (Vol.VI, 98); Polyanthus Narcissus. 1776 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background.
How very lovely!
Mary Delany (née Granville) (14 May 1700 – 15 April 1788) was an English artist, letter-writer, and Bluestocking, equally famous for her "paper-mosaicks" and her lively correspondence. Her biography reads like a fabulous historical novel. Collage source: British Museum


jusaweecatnap said...

Truly lovely. I'm ready for spring!

Susan said...

Rosemary, Thanks so much for making us aware of these exquisite works. I would love to see her paper-mosaicks in person! So amazing that these were done so long ago. She was really ahead of her time!

kathiquilts said...

Delighted to see your posting on Mrs Delaney. I was enchanted by her work when I first saw it a few years ago and have devoted an entire Pinterest board to her work. Her biography is a fascinating read

The Queen Vee said...

What a fascinating and talented woman, thank you so much for the link to her bio I really enjoyed reading about her. So talented and resilient and obviously a very patient and detailed oriented artist. I too would love to see her work in person.