Posted on: 26 June 2013

Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas -1870
By Marianne North
Oil on board, 29.6 x 34.5 cm
Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Marianne North: The flower huntress

Eschewing marriage – 'a terrible experiment’ – Marianne North travelled the four corners of the world to paint flowers. Her legacy? Britain’s finest collection of botanical art, which is now being restored. Kathryn Hughes tells her remarkable story .

Read more:

 View Post on Facebook

Comments from Facebook

a precious one ....for a magical treatments

Amazing - notice the detailing of the moss

I am not a compulsive buyer of things but this one i would love to possess ....

North (the flower painter who loved India) has a gallery in Kew Gardens, London. It contains 200 of her flower paintings from all over the world. One of the most outstanding is the distant view of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling. The gallery is surrounded by verandah in memory of her feelings for the India.