This is the story of Marianne North, an unmarried middle-aged Victorian lady of comfortable means, set off in 1871 on her first expedition to make a pictorial record of the tropical and exotic plants of the world. Marianne produced more than 800 paintings which are housed in a special gallery at Kew.
The book provides an overview of her paintings and the Marianne North Gallery (built under her patronage) where almost all her paintings hang, the history of the gallery and its architecture and its restoration. The beautiful gift book details Marianne’s life and travels, fully illustrated throughout with her stunning botanical paintings.
This revised edition of the bestseller features a foreword by Chris Mills, former Head of Kew’s Library, Art & Archives, as well as updated information. This beautiful gift book details North’s life and travels, and this new edition’s larger format allows her stunning images to truly shine.
96pp. 246 x 189mm. 190 colour botanical paintings, colour and b/w photos.