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12 September 2019Mary Delany and her 'Paper Mosaiks'
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Mary Delany and her 'Paper Mosaiks' Twigs Way Thursday 12 September 2019

Scandal, politics, botany, art and wit - this talk has it all. Following the life of the ‘grotto nymph’ and creator of botanic paper mosaicks, Mary Delany. Feted by Erasmus Darwin, acclaimed by Sir Joseph Banks and personal friend of Queen Charlotte, after a life of gardening and ‘shell work’ she embarked, aged 72, on a fabulous Flora of paper portrayals of exotic plants. Heavily illustrated talk drawing on Mary Delany’s own words.