Arts / Art- History / Mrs. Delany and Her Flower Collages by Ruth Hayden Ruth Hayden                                                   British Museum Press 1992: first of this new edition, with more material relating to Mrs Delany and list of all known paper collages with botanical details: 192 pages including index: 45 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. Synopsis: This  comprehensive  study of  Mrs. Delany,  born in 1700, who reached the pinnacle of a long and creative  life in Seventeenth Century England , by  constructing over 1000 beautiful pictures of flowers from tiny pieces of paper, was based on her correspondence with the prominent people of the time.  Mary was a friend of Handel, Swift,  The Duchess of Portland ( who  brought her into contact with botanical artists and botanists of the time, including Sir Joseph  Banks, world-wide collector of botanical specimens ),  and    King George the Third and Queen Charlotte who  were closely interested in her Work . The author  Ruth Hayden reveals  the English  Social Scene of 1700’s ,recapturing  the atmosphere of the English privileged society, The book includes colored illustrations of Mary Delany’s  “ paper mosaicks” described by  Horace Walpole as “put together with a  precision and truth  unparalleled”. Condition: as new                                                                       used books
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  • Book Title: Mrs. Delany and Her Flower Collages
  • Author: Ruth Hayden
  • ISBN: 0714116521
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
  • Year Published: 28 September, 1992
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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