Mary Delany (née Granville)(1700-1788), Paper collage artist; 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.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below