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Marianne North was an English naturalist and remarkable botanical artist who traveled to more than a dozen countries in the course of more than a decade spent painting the tropical and exotic plants of the world. Despite having no formal artistic training and a rather unconventional technique, North documented her subjects in situ with a scientific accuracy that continues to impress botanists today. More than eight hundred of her detailed, brightly colored paintings are displayed in Kew's Marianne North Gallery, which was built under her patronage and opened in 1882. 

 

Fully illustrated and including a stunning eight-page fold-out, this engaging and accessible account provides an overview of North's spirited work, life, and travels as well as a concise history of the popular gallery—newly restored and refurbished—where almost all her paintings hang. The Marianne North Gallery is among Kew's finest attractions, and this exquisite volume captures its magic to perfection.

About the Author

Michelle Payne holds an MA in twentieth-century literature awarded by Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a production editor at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Marianne North Story

The life of Marianne North

Artistic development

Mariannes specimens

Part 2: The Travels

North America

Jamaica

Theme: Economic crops

Brazil

Tenerife

Theme: Essential palms

Japan

Singapore

Theme: Fantastic fruits

Borneo

Java

Sri Lanka

Theme: Sacred plants

India

Theme: Medicinal plants

Australia

New Zealand

Theme: Useful plants

South Africa

Seychelles

Chile

Jamaica: Then and now

Sri Lanka: Then and now

Protecting Mariannes plants

Part 3: The Gallery

The Marianne North Gallery

Restoring the gallery

Conserving the paintings

Map: Marianne North in Kew Gardens

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842464304
Author:
Payne, Michelle
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Subject:
Individual Artists - Essays
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color plates
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.5 in

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