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Mary Delany (née Granville)

(1700-1788), Paper collage artist; memoir and letter writer

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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.

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Mary Delany (née Granville), by Joseph Brown, after  John Opie - NPG D13796

Mary Delany (née Granville)

by Joseph Brown, after John Opie
line and stipple engraving, published 1861
NPG D13796

Mary Delany (née Granville), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D14857

Mary Delany (née Granville)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
line engraving, published 1861
NPG D14857

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Mary Delany (née Granville)

by William Say
mezzotint, circa 1803-1834
NPG D11359

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