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Marianne North Gallery

Victorian paintings

Choose from 864 images in our Marianne North collection.


688. Foliage and Flowers of the Clove, Fruit of the Mango, and Hindoo God of Wisdom, 1880. Featured Marianne North Image

688. Foliage and Flowers of the Clove, Fruit of the Mango, and Hindoo God of Wisdom, 1880.

Oil painting by Marianne North, 1880. The cloves of commerce are the unopened flower-buds, and the tree that produces them (Eugenia caryophyllata, Thunb.) is a native of the Moluccas, though now cultivated in the West Indies and other parts of the world. For further particulars respecting the Mango (Mangifera indica, L.), see description of 309

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

673. Leaf and Inflorescence of a Gigantic Aroid, Java Featured Marianne North Image

673. Leaf and Inflorescence of a Gigantic Aroid, Java

Amorphophallus campanulatus, Blume, is a singular and striking object. Previous to the bursting of the spathe containing the spadix, which takes place suddenly about sunrise, there is an accumulation of heat therein. When it opens it exhales an offen

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Inflorescence Of A Gigantic Aroid, Java, Leaf, Marianne North, Painting

665. Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java Featured Marianne North Image

665. Banyan Trees at Buitenzorg, Java

Roots descend from the branches of this tree (Ficus bengalensis, L.), on all sides, and after penetrating the ground they enlarge and grow into stems three or four feet or more in girth. In this way a
tree spreads and spreads until it forms a litt

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Banyan Trees, Branches, Buitenzorg, Java, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Painting, Roots