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Recto Amygdalus Communis (Icosandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.I, Almond. 1775 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Geranium Trigonum, from an album (Vol.IV, 82). 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Geranium Trigonum, from an album (Vol.IV, 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Impatiens Balsamina, from an album (Vol.X, 39); Balsam. 1782 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany - Impatiens balsamina, from an album (Vol.X, 1782 - collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany's “paper mosaick" botanicals. (Goes with painted eggs by house that Lars built, mar 28 2015)

Mary Delany - Helleborus niger, formerly in an album - collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

If you’re fond of antique botanical images, look up the work of Mary Delany. This century Englishwoman created delicate paper cut out works, beautiful and botanically accurate depictions of plants.

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Cut paper collage by Mary Delaney, 1700-1788. She began making these lovely intricate paper flowers when she was 70.

Cut paper collage by Mary Delaney, She began making these lovely intricate paper flowers when she was

Camellia Japonica, from an album (Vol.II, 43). 1779 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background  Mary Delany (British; Female; 1700 - 1788)

Camellia Japonica, from an album (Vol.II, 1779 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background Mary Delany (British;

Mary Delany (1700-1788) - Convolvulus purpureus, from an album (Vol.X, 19), 1781 - collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany - Convolvulus purpureus, from an album (Vol.X, 1781 - collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Mary Delany, Monarda Fistulosa collage, 1777 .

Mary Delany - Monarda fistulosa, formerly in an album, 1777 - collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Alstromeria Pilegrina (Hexandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.I, 21); Peruvian Lily. 1776 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Recto Alstromeria Pilegrina (Hexandria Monogynia), from an album (Vol.I, Peruvian Lily. 1776 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

Narcissus by Delany

Mary Delany, Narcissus Tazetta, Polyanthus Narcissus collage, 1776 (via).

Rhododendron Maximum, from an album (Vol.VIII, 30); Dwarf rose bay. 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

Full: Front Rhododendron Maximum, from an album (Vol. 1778 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background © The Trustees of the British Museum

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THE ART OF MARY DELANY

Damask Rose collage Mary Delany The Paper Garden PNG

Mary Delany, Lantana Aculeata, 1777 (source).

Mary Delany I Lantana Aculeata I 1777

Tulipa Sylvestris, from an album (Vol.IX, 65); double yellow tulip. 1780 Collage of coloured papers, with bodycolour and watercolour, on black ink background

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

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