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A Vision Of Eden: The Life And Work Of Marianne North.

North, Marianne: Brenan, J.p.m. (preface); Huxley, Anthony (foreword).


Item Description: Holt York, Rinehart & Winston, New York. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. 240 pages. Hardcover with vg dust jacket. .. (Key Words: Autobiography, Flowers, J. P. M. Brenan, Marianne North, Landscape, Painters, Garden of Eden).

Marianne North (24 October 1830 – 30 August 1890) was a prolific English Victorian biologist and botanical artist, notable for her plant and landscape paintings, her extensive foreign travels, her writings, her plant discoveries and the creation of her gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

she began a journey round the world, and for two years painted the flora of California, Japan, Borneo, Java and Ceylon. During her visits to California, she recorded her concern with the destruction of the redwoods.[3] She spent all of 1878 in various parts of India.[1]
On her return to Britain she exhibited a number of her drawings in London. She offered to give the collection to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and to erect a gallery to house them. This offer was accepted, and the new buildings, designed by James Fergusson, were begun that year.[1]
At Charles Darwin's suggestion she went to Australia in 1880, and for a year painted there and in New Zealand.[4] On her return, she presented Darwin the shrub 'Australian Sheep' (Raoulia eximia) as a gift and showed him her Australian pictures.[4] Her paintings of Banksia attenuata, B. grandis and B. robur were highly regarded.[5] Her gallery at Kew was opened in 1882.
In 1883, after a visit by her to South Africa, Please click here to ask a question
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