Mary Delany (nee Granville) (1700-1788), Memoir and letter writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Mary Delany was famous in her youth as a witty correspondent. Later in life, her intricate paper collages of plants were astonishingly accomplished in their scientific accuracy and vivid design. Nearly a thousand of these collages from her Flora Delanica survive in the British Museum.
by Joseph Brown, after Mary Delany (nee Granville)
line engraving, published 1861