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Marianne North - English Botanical Artist - 1830-1890

She travelled all over the world for 15 years to all 7 Continents leaving behind some 1200 beautifully coloured - and botanically accurate - paintings. The Marianne North Gallery in Kew Gardens in London holds some 800 of them. It's a visually astonishing display which Marianne North herself designed, and includes panelling below the tightly packed paintings that includes timber samples from every Continent.
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BBC - Your Paintings - Berry-Bearing Tasmanian Shrubs

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Your Paintings - Marianne North paintings

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415. Honeyflowers and Honeysuckers, South Africa.

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Wild Flowers of Sarawak, Borneo by Marianne North Location: Borneo, Sarawak Plants: Coelogyne asperata Pitcher Plant, Nepenthes Dendrobium secundum © Kew Gardens, London http://www.kew.org/mng/gallery/plant-portraits

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clawmarks: Marianne North (1830-1890) - Wild flowers from the neighborhood of New YorkSome background info on Marianne North

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Kew: Marianne North Gallery: Painting 274: Himalayan Flowers embedded in Maidenhair Fern

a Marianne North Painting at Kew Gardens

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BBC - Your Paintings - Antics of Ants among the Flowers

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