I was turned onto the incredible paper-tissue botanical creations by Mary Delany by a kindred fab florist friend and I was immediately smitten. Even more so when I learned that Mrs. Delany was in her seventies when she created most of these exquisite, “Paper-Mosaicks,” totaling almost 1,700, all around the same time as George Washington was crossing the Delaware. Mrs. Delany was an avid gardener and she created her paper-tissue botanicals with extraordinary accuracy, often with multiple layers of her hand-colored tissue paper. I’m putting, “Mrs. Delany and Her Circle,” on my wish list to learn more about her life and her beautiful botanicals.
Above images found here.
Two books about Mary Delany.