Marianne North at her home in Ceylon    She began her travels in 1871–1872, going first to Canada, the United States and Jamaica, and spent a year in Brazil, where she did much of her work at a hut in the depths of a forest. In 1875, after a few months in Tenerife, she began a journey round the world, and for two years painted the flora of California, Japan, Borneo, Java and Ceylon. She spent 1878 in India.

Marianne North at her home in Ceylon She began her travels in 1871–1872, going first to Canada, the United States and Jamaica, and spent a year in Brazil, where she did much of her work at a hut in the depths of a forest. In 1875, after a few months in Tenerife, she began a journey round the world, and for two years painted the flora of California, Japan, Borneo, Java and Ceylon. She spent 1878 in India.

Lilies by Marianne North. Marianne North, a Victorian artist, travelled the world painting the flowers and landscapes she visited. The Marianne North Gallery, opened in Kew Gardens in 1882, houses over 800 of her paintings. Its the only permanent solo exhibition by a female artist in Britain. http://www.kew.org/collections/art-images/marianne-north/index.htm

Lilies by Marianne North. Marianne North, a Victorian artist, travelled the world painting the flowers and landscapes she visited. The Marianne North Gallery, opened in Kew Gardens in 1882, houses over 800 of her paintings. Its the only permanent solo exhibition by a female artist in Britain. http://www.kew.org/collections/art-images/marianne-north/index.htm

The adventurous travels of Marianne North ~ Botanical illustrator

The adventurous travels of Marianne North ~ Botanical illustrator

365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa. botanical print by Marianne North

365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa. botanical print by Marianne North

Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens...crammed full of 832 of her works.She bequested her works to Kew along with the finance for the building.The gallery remains today as she intended it; her bequest stipulated it could not be changed.

Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens...crammed full of 832 of her works.She bequested her works to Kew along with the finance for the building.The gallery remains today as she intended it; her bequest stipulated it could not be changed.

97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Humming Birds, Brazil. botanical print by Marianne North

97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Humming Birds, Brazil. botanical print by Marianne North

Marianne North - #Victorian who at the age of 40 decided she was going to be a #painter and Botanical Explorer and set off intot the Brazillian jungle to work. #art

Guide to Victorian Painter, Marianne North's Botanical Paintings

Marianne North - #Victorian who at the age of 40 decided she was going to be a #painter and Botanical Explorer and set off intot the Brazillian jungle to work. #art

Palmyra palms in Flood-time, Java. Botanical art by Victorian adventurer & artist Marianne North. On display in North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, England #painting

Palmyra palms in Flood-time, Java. Botanical art by Victorian adventurer & artist Marianne North. On display in North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, England #painting

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