Search the Collections

Mary Delany (née 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.

List Thumbnail

D5571

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

by Joseph Brown, after Mary Delany (née Granville)
line engraving, published 1861
NPG D5571

D13911

Ann D'Ewes (née Granville)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Mary Delany (née Granville)
stipple engraving, published 1861
NPG D13911

D14807

probably Sarah Sandford (née Chapone)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Mary Delany (née Granville)
stipple engraving, published 1862
NPG D14807