18th Century Paper Flowers: Mary Delany

18th Century Paper Flowers: Mary Delany

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.

 

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Above images found here.

 

 

 

Two books about Mary Delany.

4 Comments

  • by abanicos, post on | Reply

    Really beautiful! thanks for sharing.

    • by sweetsabelle, post on | Reply

      Thank you for visiting!

  • by hudsonvalleygardens, post on | Reply

    Wonderful art.

    • by sweetsabelle, post on | Reply

      Right!?! Incredible.

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