Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist

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In 1871, Marianne North, a brilliant artist with a keen interest in botany, set-forth to travel the world on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. Encouraged by her friend Charles Darwin, North travelled by boat, train, mule, foot and palanquin to every continent except Antarctica. She circled the globe twice over fifteen years and accumulated an extensive and valuable collection of more than eight hundred paintings, which today comprise the esteemed Marianne North Gallery at the Royal Botanical ...

Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist 2011, Greystone Books

ISBN-13: 9781553655411

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