A collection of great art, good design & interesting things, for reference & inspiration

16 October 2010

The Paper Garden

Artist and writer Mary Delany (1700 - 1788) created "Paper Mosaiks" in her later life. There is an astounding collection of nearly 1000 flower Mosaiks in the British Museum; collages of coloured papers, with watercolour,
on black ink backgrounds. All exceptionally detailed and botanically accurate!

Pyrus Communis; Common Pear / 1778

Tropoeolum Majus (Octandria Monogynia); Indian Nasturtium / 1775

Magnolia Grandiflora (Polyandria Polygynia); the Grand Magnolia / 1776

Solanum Dulcamara (Petandria Monogynia); Bitter-sweet / 1775 

 Amaryllis Reginae; Mexican Lily / 1775

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