Mary Granville Delany is best remembered for her paper collages of flora, the majority of which are in the British Museum.
This biography provides rich details of the eighteenth-century era, including Delany’s many friendships with prominent figures such as Methodist leader John Wesley, the composer Handel, and England’s leading patron of science, Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland. Campbell Orr reveals Mrs Delany as far more than an apparently poor, genteel widow befriended by George III and Queen Charlotte.
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