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Mrs. Delany {Begins Her Life’s Work} at 72
by Molly Peacock

Mary Granville Pendarves Delany (1700-1788) became famous for her exquisitely detailed, botanically precise flower collages set against dramatic black backgrounds. Perhaps the most astounding thing about Delany’s flowers is the fact that they are, in fact, collages and not the paintings they appear to be, even in extreme close-up. Read more…