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Victorian paintings

Choose from 864 images in our Marianne North collection.


329. The Giant and other Lilies in Dr. Allmans Garden at Parkst Featured Marianne North Image

329. The Giant and other Lilies in Dr. Allmans Garden at Parkst

The Giant Lily (Liliumn giganteum, Wall.) in front is a native of the Himalaya Mountains, and fully merits its specific name, as it grows from six to twelve feet high. On the right is L5. canadense, Linn., a species with whorled leaves, having the wi

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Dorset, Himalaya, Landscape, Leaves, Lilies, Marianne North, Mountains, Painting

317. The Chumpa or Champak Featured Marianne North Image

317. The Chumpa or Champak

Michelia Champaca, L.,. is commonly cultivated for the fragrance of its flowers, which is so strong, according to Sir W. Jones, that bees seldom, if ever, alight upon them. This tree is sacred to Vishnu, and is therefore an object of superstitious re

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Flower, Hindoos, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Vishnu, Yellow

300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878 Featured Marianne North Image

300. Indian Coral Tree, 1878

Indian coral tree (Erythrina variegata). Oil on board by Marianne North, 1878.
The gorgeous flowers of this tree are often mentioned by Indian poets. Since Krishna stole it from the Celestial Garden for his wives, it has been under a curse, and is never used in Hindoo worship. Being armed with prickles

© RBG KEW