The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work At 72


Molly Peacock




Links

Molly Peacock's website

Here are some links that may be of interest:

Explore the British Museum with Mrs. Delany's work and shop for British Museum Delanyiana

Research the hundreds of images of Mrs. Delany's Flora Delanica on the British Museum website

NOTE: Due to the current high interest in Mrs. Delany, the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum has taken the decision to limit most visitors wishing to see her works to one box per visit (usually about 20 works). This is because they are extremely fragile, and are beginning to be damaged by visitors not lifting each work clear of the one underneath and scoring the surface with the mount corners. Please note that two examples of her work are always on display in the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1; in the wall cases near case 1). Researchers working on a project who need to see more than one box should contact the student room in advance of their visit by emailing the British Museum's Department of Prints and Drawings.

The book that inspired The Paper Garden is Mrs. Delany: Her Life and Her Flowers by Ruth Hayden.

A comprehensive book about all aspects of Mrs. Delany's life and work with thirteen scholarly essays is Mrs. Delany and Her Circle, edited by Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts

Alicia Paulson's "Posie Gets Cozy" Website features a counted cross-stitch sampler inspired by images from The Paper Garden

Collages inspired by The Paper Garden on the "Tiny Happy" Website

Venetian Red is an Art Blog by Christine Cariati. This page features Mrs. Delany's work.

Mr. Peacock (no relation to the author) is a blog about "Style and Grace in the Life of a Modern Gentleman." This page features Mrs. Delany.

Austenonly: Jane Austen's life, times and works explained and discussed — This is a charming site that sometimes mentions Mrs. Delany.


Image and Music Credits

All floral images appear in The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72, published in Canada by McClelland and Stewart and in Australia and New Zealand by Scribe Books, and published as The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 in the US by BloomsburyUSA. They are used by courtesy of The British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.

The portrait of Mrs. Delany by John Opie, 1782 appears in The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72, published in Canada by McClelland and Stewart and in Australia and New Zealand by Scribe Books and published as The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 in the US by BloomsburyUSA. © National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

The anonymous painting of Ruth Hayden is used courtesy of Ruth Hayden. The anonymous photograph of Polly Peacock is used courtesy of Molly Peacock.

Image of Patrick Delany from The Paper Garden, courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Image of Ann Granville Dewes, frontispiece to from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany edited by Lady Llanover, Volume 3 (1861).

The voiceover audio for this Website was recorded by Paul Ruest at the Argot Network - www.paulruest.com/

The music excerpt on this Website is Harp Concerto Number 6, First Movement, by George Frideric Handel, licensed by www.RoyaltyFreeClassicalMusic.co.uk
Producer: Keith J.Salmon CAE# 280533086 (PRS)
Arranger/Artist: Robert John Richardson CAE# 438058743 (PRS)


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