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Marianne North Gallery

Victorian paintings

Choose from 864 images in our Marianne North collection.


793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy Featured Marianne North Image

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, India, and China. Morphia, one of the alkaloids ex

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Flowers, Foliage, Leaves, Marianne North, Opium Poppy, Painting, Pink, Seed Wessel, Yellow

781. Poison Tree strangled by a Fig, Queensland Featured Marianne North Image

781. Poison Tree strangled by a Fig, Queensland

The central figure of this picture represents the skeleton-like trunk of a Fig Tree, which has nearly strangled the Poison Tree (Laportea, moroides, Wedd.), in a fork of whose branches it started life as a seedling epiphyte. It soon grew apace, and s

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Fig, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Poison Tree, Queens Land, Skeleton Like, Strangled, Trunk

767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya Featured Marianne North Image

767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

This noble Conifer, Araucaria bidwillii, Hook. the bunya pine, is perhaps the most valuable indigenous food-tree in Australia, and only grows on one semi-circle of hills, within 100 miles in stretch, between the Brisbane and Burnett rivers, Queensland

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Bunya Pine, Edible Nuts, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting