Mary Delany (British; Female; 1700 - 1788)

Recto Alstromeria Ligtu (Hexandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.I, 1779 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Mary Delany

Mary Delany began creating botanical collages when in her seventies, made up of layers of intricately cut paper shapes

Mary Delany (1700-1788) - Geranium pratense, from an album (Vol.IV, 64), 1780  collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany - Geranium pratense, from an album (Vol.IV, 1780 collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany (British; Female; 1700 - 1788)

X, Yellow vetchling. 1782 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Dianthus Superbus, formerly in an album (Vol.III, 73); Feather'd Pink. 1774 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

DescriptionDianthus Superbus, formerly in an album (Vol. 1774 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background Producer nameDrawn by: Mary Delany biography School/styleBritish

Tulipa Sylvestris, from an album (Vol.IX, 64). 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Recto Tulipa Sylvestris, from an album (Vol.IX, 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Mary Delany botanical collage: Verbascum Phoeniceum, 1778

Verbascum Phoeniceum, Purple mullein, 1778 by Mary Delany on Curiator, the world's biggest collaborative art collection.

Mary Delany (British; Female; 1700 - 1788)

Curcuma Longa Turmerick (Monandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.III, 1777 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour.

Scabiosa Atropurpurea (Tetranfria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.VIII, 80). 1776 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Scabiosa Atropurpurea (Tetranfria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.VIII, 1776 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Vinca Parviflora, from an album (Vol.IX, 86); Solandri Periwinkle. 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, and with leaf sample, on black ink background

Vinca Parviflora, from an album (Vol.IX, 86); Solandri Periwinkle. 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, and with leaf sample, on black ink background

Swertia Perennis, from an album (Vol.IX, 43). 1780 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Recto Swertia Perennis, from an album (Vol.IX, 1780 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Botanical Illustration of Flower Bouquet & Butterfly

Botanical Illustration of Flower Bouquet & Butterfly

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