Friday, 28 July 2017

Art on Friday; Marianne North

Marianne North was a Victorian plant hunter and prolific botanical painter.

​She was an energetic, experienced and enthusiastic traveller who visited many continents and many countries in pursuit of interesting plants to paint.

Between 1871 and 1885 Marianne North painted over 800 paintings while visiting 17 countries on 6 continents in 14 years.

Here are a few of her beautiful works of art; 

Foliage, flowers, and fruit of the Coffee, Jamaica

Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil.

Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Humming Birds, Brazil.

Clivia miniata and Moths, Natal

Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies.

Paper-bark tree, Melaleuca and Callistemon (Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

Group of Tree Ferns around the Spring at Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

Flowers of Darjeeling, India

© KH

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