30 Mrs Delany Flower Cards

£10.99
ITEM CODE: 26615
The British Museum

"Idleness never grew in my soil." - Mrs Mary Delany (1700-88)

Floral cards reproducing the intricate detail and rich colouring of six of M...
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The British Museum

"Idleness never grew in my soil." - Mrs Mary Delany (1700-88)

Floral cards reproducing the intricate detail and rich colouring of six of Mrs Mary Delany’s (1700-88) exquisite paper collages. This striking collection of still life pictures includes narcissus, primula, rosa gallica, opium poppy, rhododendron and passionflower. Each paper collage was created on a dramatic black background and annotated with the Latin and common names for the plants. Observed from nature and cut by hand, Delany filled ten albums with almost a thousand botanical collages from 1774-82. Beginning the craft aged 72, she described it as ‘a whim of my own fancy’; the albums are now a prized treasure of the British Museum.
Size & Additional Information
30 cards, six designs
15 x 10cm
Blank
Envelopes included
Printed in Britain
British FSC accredited card
Cards and envelopes can be recycled
Packed in a compostable bag. Requires industrial composting: please add to your food or garden waste bin (subject to your local refuse collection policies)
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