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Marianne North A Very Intrepid Painter

Art / Photobook Biography / Memoir
By: Michelle Payne(Author), Christopher Mills(Introduction By)
96 pages, 190 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Marianne North
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Marianne North

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This is the story of Marianne North, an unmarried middle-aged Victorian lady of comfortable means, set off in 1871 on her first expedition to make a pictorial record of the tropical and exotic plants of the world. Marianne produced more than 800 paintings which are housed in a special gallery at Kew. Now in second edtion, Marianne North: A Very Intrepid Painter provides an overview of her paintings and the Marianne North Gallery (built under her patronage) where almost all her paintings hang, the history of the gallery and its architecture and its restoration. The beautiful gift book details Marianne's life and travels, fully illustrated throughout with her stunning botanical paintings.

This second edition of the bestseller features updated information and the new format allows Marianne's paintings to be reproduced on a larger scale.

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Michelle Payne holds an MA in twentieth century literature and its intellectual contexts, awarded by Goldsmith College, University of London. She is a writer and an editor.

Art / Photobook Biography / Memoir
By: Michelle Payne(Author), Christopher Mills(Introduction By)
96 pages, 190 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
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