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Background imageMarianne North Collection: 105. Buriti Palms with old Araucaria trees on the distant

105. Buriti Palms with old Araucaria trees on the distant
The Buriti (Mauritia uinifera, Mart.) is one of the most gigantic of palms, and its rich, red and yellow fruit, " like quilted cannon balls

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil

99. Flowers of a Twiner, Brazil
These flowers (Mucuna sp. ?) are sweet and of a waxy consistency, and were found growing at the mouth of the Cave of Curvelho, where Dr.Lund found the teeth of a " nut-eating man."

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC. is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816

Background imageMarianne North Collection: View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North

View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy

793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy
This plant (Papaver somniferum, L.) has been cultivated in Eastern countries from the most remote time for the sake of the inspissated juice, called opium; it is largely grown in Asia Minor, Persia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 481. Moon reflected in a turtle pool, Seychelles

481. Moon reflected in a turtle pool, Seychelles
A view of St. Annes Island from the artists window at Mahe with an unbroken reflection of the moon in the turtle pool below, and a cocoanut palm in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: New Zealand Flowers and fruit Marianne North Painting 721

New Zealand Flowers and fruit Marianne North Painting 721
The spherical plant in the foreground is a small specimen of the " Vegetable. Sheep" ( Raoulia eximia, Hook.f.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 614. The Turong, or Pigeon Orchid in Borneo, and a purple-brown

614. The Turong, or Pigeon Orchid in Borneo, and a purple-brown
The former (Dendrobium crumenatum, Lindl.) comes into blossom simultaneously on all the plants about every nine weeks, and the trees

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java

609. Tea Gathering in Mr. Holles Plantation at Garoet, Java
The volcano of Goentoen in the distance. In the right foreground Coffee bushes, a Cypress, and some trees of Canarium commune, L

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak

561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak
This, Nepenthes Northiana, Hook. f. has one of the largest pitchers of any known species. In consequence of seeing this painting, Messrs

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc

389. Cycads. Screw-pines and Bamboos, with Durban in the distanc
Cultivated in the Durban Botanic Garden, though most of the plants are natives of the country. The Cycads are chiefly species of Zamia, with a small plant of the endemic Stangeria paradoxa, T

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India

237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India
On the other side of the lake, below the Oak Trees, the Willows (Salix babylonica, L.) are seen that formerly shaded the Temple of a Goddess, now covered by a landslip

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India

228. The Taj Mahal at Agra, North-West India
This magnificent mausoleum was built by the Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjamand Benu Begum, who died in 1629. The Taj was finished in 1648

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 119. Foliage, flowers and fruit of the Nutmeg tree, and Humming

119. Foliage, flowers and fruit of the Nutmeg tree, and Humming
This Humming Bird (Mellisugaminima) is the smallest known. The genus Myristica is rather numerous in species, widely scattered in tropical regions, including America; but the present species

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant

613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
The pepper plant (Piper nigrum, L.) is a native of S. India. White and black pepper are from the same plant. Whole black pepper is the ripe fruit untouched

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 294. The Sacred Lotus or Pudma

294. The Sacred Lotus or Pudma
Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. is the most beautiful and graceful of all the Water Lilies, its leaves and flowers usually rising considerably above the surface of the water;

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon

251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon
For some information respecting this Palm the reader is referred to the descriptions of 156 and 229

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 204. View in a Redwood Forest, California

204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens, Endl.) is the most valuable tree of the Californian forests, and is almost equal in size to the Big Tree or Mammoth Tree

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili

6. Seven Snowy Peaks seen from the Araucaria Forest, Chili
A view of the Cordilleras near Angole, with Burning Bush (Embothirium coccineum), an orange-coloured Ground Orchid (Chloraea sp.), the white-flowered Libertia ixioides, Spreng

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin

476. Male and Female Trees of the Coco de Mer in Praslin
On the right the taller male trees, which some- times attain a height of 100 feet, but the female is always shorter. The feather-leaved palm in front may be Deckenia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 136. Pancratium caribaeum and a Passion Flower, Jamaica

136. Pancratium caribaeum and a Passion Flower, Jamaica

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo

624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
On the left, attached to a trunk, are the bladder-like leaves of Dischidia Collyris, Wall. (Asclepiadaceae); and the red ribbon-like bodies bearing numerous small flowers are the inflorescences of

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 602. A Bornean Crinum

602. A Bornean Crinum
This plant (Crinum Northianum, Baker), is common enough in Borneo, yet it was not previously known to botanists. Around the doorway, beginning on the left, are Cissus discolor, Blume, from Borneo

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 818. Red Water Lily of Southern India

818. Red Water Lily of Southern India
This is the Nymphaea Lotus, L. (N. rubra, Roxb.), and was painted at Cochin

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl

552. Flowers and Fruit of the Pomelo, a branch of Hennah, and Fl
Hennah (Lawsonia inermis, Linn.) yields a dye much used by Eastern ladies to dye their hair, eyelids, finger nails, &c. The Pomelo is a variety of Shaddock (Citrus decumana, Linn.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 520. Orange Flowers and Fruits, painted in Tenerife

520. Orange Flowers and Fruits, painted in Tenerife
The Orange (Citrus Aurantium, Risso) is cultivated in many parts of the South of Europe, and in other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 217. The South Indian Rhododendron

217. The South Indian Rhododendron
This (Rhododendron nidagiricum, Zenk.) is the only species found in the Peninsula of India. Some botanists have regarded itas distinct from the Himalayan R

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly

186. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Citron, and Butterfly
The native country of the Citron (Citrus Medica, Risso) is not -known with certainty, though there is little doubt that it is some part of tropical Asia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 50. Landscape at Morro Velho, Brazil

50. Landscape at Morro Velho, Brazil
In the foreground is a colony of Butterflies (Helicon phyllis) going to roost on a single segment of a palm leaf, from which they will never move until the suns rays reach them in the morning

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn. [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Possum up a Gum Tree

Possum up a Gum Tree
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; The Opossum feeds on the leaves of Eucalyptus paniculata, Sm. and Loranthus aurantiacus, A.Cunn

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 221. Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree, 1878

221. Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree, 1878
Foliage, flowers and fruit of a common Indian forest tree (Phanera variegata). Oil on board by Marianne North, 1878

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 838. Adams Needle or Yucca, about half natural size

838. Adams Needle or Yucca, about half natural size
Yucca gloriosa, L. is a very old inhabitant of English gardens, having been cultivated during the latter half of the sixteenth century by Gerard and Parkinson

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 776. Flowers of a West Australian Shrub and Kangaroo Feet

776. Flowers of a West Australian Shrub and Kangaroo Feet
Anigozanthus flavida, Red. is the name of the herb. The genus Callistemon comprises about ten species scattered nearly all over Australia, but C. speciosus, DC

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 718. The Australian Parrot Flower

718. The Australian Parrot Flower
This brilliantly coloured flower, also called Sturts Pea or Glory Pea (Clianthus Dampieri. A. Cunn.), if not very common, has a wide range, occurring in New South Wales, South Australia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine

661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine
The Japanese delight in dwarfing normally big trees; and they have brought the art to such a degree of perfection that they can keep them down to the size of the one represented to a very

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo

563. A Mangrove Swamp in Sarawak, Borneo
Various trees and shrubs, belonging to different natural families, that constitute the vegetation of the tidal swamps of warm countries

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope

405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope
On the right, the scarlet Sutherlandia frutescens, R. Br. followed by the white balls of the minute flowers of a Brunia ? a blue and red Lobostermon(Boraginaceae)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria

369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
Trees of the same in the background, and Tecormaria capensis, Spach. trailing over the vegetation on the left (see 365)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa

365. Strelitzia and Sugar Birds, South Africa
The genus Strelitzia, of which four or five species are known, is peculiar to South Africa, and its botanical affinity is with the Banana (Musa) and with the travellers tree of Madagascar (Ravenala)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 229. Cocoanut Palms on the coast near Galle, Ceylon

229. Cocoanut Palms on the coast near Galle, Ceylon
Dead leaves are tied to the trunks of the Cocoanut Palm in Ceylon to tell by their rustling when thieves are climbing over them this at least is the popular explanation

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 218. Clump of Bamboo in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, C

218. Clump of Bamboo in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, C
It was planted about 1852, and is now probably sixty feet high. This is Dendrocalamus giganteus, Munro

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 161. View over Kingston and Port Royal from Craigton, Jamaica

161. View over Kingston and Port Royal from Craigton, Jamaica
Star Apple Trees (Chrysophyllum Cainito, L.) intshe foreground, the fruit of which is represented in 107

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 149. View over Port Royal, Jamaica, with Bamboos in the foregrou

149. View over Port Royal, Jamaica, with Bamboos in the foregrou

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 94. Oil Palm at Tijuca, Brazil

94. Oil Palm at Tijuca, Brazil




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