Marianne North - English Botanical Artist - 1830-1890

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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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Walking into the Marianne North Gallery is like entering a palace of color. The walls are plastered in vibrant greens, oranges, and fuchsias, jammed together...

The Radical Victorian Lady behind an Essential Collection of Botanical Art

Walking into the Marianne North Gallery is like entering a palace of color. The walls are plastered in vibrant greens, oranges, and fuchsias, jammed together...

Red and Green Cyrtanthus, Crassula (syn. Rochea), and Orchids, South Africa - Marianne North

Red and Green Cyrtanthus, Crassula (syn. Rochea), and Orchids, South Africa - Marianne North

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