Mrs. Mary Delany created these exquisite botanical collages, or “paper mosaicks” that became the crowning achievement of her rich creative life.
Mrs Mary Delany invented this unique technique at the age of 72, creating hand-cut collages of colored papers, with bodycolor and watercolor. More than two centuries later, her extraordinary work continues to inspire.
The images on the center panel, from left to right: “Ipomoea rubra”, not dated; “Passiflora Laurifolia”- Yellow watermelon, 1777″; “Cactus grandiflorus”, 1778; “Fumaria fungosa” – Climbing fumitory, 1776. The images on the top panel, from left “Oenothera grandiflora”, 1780; “Sasifraga stolonifera”, 1775; “Amygdalus persica” – Peach, 1778.
The envelope-sized folder is slightly wider than the #10 envelope to accomodate note cards and the accompanied envelope. It is also a lovely way to present a letter and important personal correspondence.