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Marianne North Collection

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance

527. Cherokee Rose with the Peak of Teneriffe in the distance
The Cherokee Rose (R. laevigata, Michx.) although very common in the South- eastern States of North America is only a colonist there; its native country being China

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: Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883

Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883
Photograph of Marianne North (1830-1890), botanical artist, pictured here in Grahamstown, South Africa circa 1883. Marianne North generally travelled unaccompanied

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron

Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron
The artist Marianne North photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, circa 1877, Ceylon

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: The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North

The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras by Marianne North
The Blue Puya and Cactus at home in the Cordilleras, near Apoquindo, Chili

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo

832 - Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo
Distant View of Santiago, Chili. from Apoquindo. - Acacia bushes in the foreground

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago

10. The Baths of Cauquenas in the Cordilleras South of, Santiago
Columnar Cacti, Pitcairnia, Alstroemeria, Echinocactus, calandrinia, etc. in the foreground on the right. These plants are all represented life size in the paintings around

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili

830. Vegetation on a stream at Chanleon, Chili
Lomaria procera, Spr. in front with Gunnera scabra, Ruiz. et Pay. and Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz. et Pay. on the right; Araucaria imbricata, Pavon, behind; on the left, yellow Bueddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 671. Foliage of a Cinnamon and Atlas Moth

671. Foliage of a Cinnamon and Atlas Moth
The pea-like flower is Clitoria Ternatea, Linn. Observe the Caterpillar and Chrysalis of the Moth (Attacus sp)

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: 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: 21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili

21. Parasites on Beech Trees, Chili
" Robble, " literally oak, is the name given to the common large-leaved Chilian " Beech" (Nothofagus obliqua, Mirb.)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili

4. Puzzle -Monkey Trees and Guanacos, Chili
Pehuen is the Chilian name of the familiar Araucaria imbricata, Pav. here represented in full development at home close under the Cordilleras of Chili, where there are no monkeys

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Coc

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Cockatoo.-Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon

368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon
The brilliant red Schotia speciosa, Jacq. is related to the gorgeous Indian Amnherstia (see 594). The fragrant white Gardenia Thunbergia Linn. f

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: 124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica

124. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Doctor Humming Birds, Jamaica
The noble herb here represented is a native of South Africa, and now a common " weed " in some tropical countries. Aithurus polytmus is the name of the bird in this and 123

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili

12. Some Wild Flowers of Quilpue Chili
Beginning at the top on the right are the tufted leaves and hanging orange-red flowers of Lobelia salicifolia, Don, and intermingling with the foliage the graceful blue Conanthera bifolia

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili

3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili
The Burning Bush (Embothriumn coccineum, Forst.) belongs to the same family as the South African genera Protea and Leucaden-dron and the Australian Banksia and Grevillea

Background imageMarianne North Collection: Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1800s

Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1800s
Photographic portrait of Marianne North by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1800s

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo

832. Distant View of Santiago, Chili, from Apoquindo
Acacia bushes in the foreground

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: 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: 271. A View in the Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya, Ceylon

271. A View in the Royal Botanic Garden, Peradeniya, Ceylon
An iron-wood tree (Mesua ferrea, L.) clothed with a young growth of rosy leaves, and a yellow-flowered climber (Bignonia sp. B. unguis ?) with the Directors house on the left

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 212. North American Carnivorous Plants

212. North American Carnivorous Plants
Painted from plants grown in this garden. Behind, on the left, is Darlingtonia californica, Torr. with Sarracenia purpurea, L.. in front of it; S. fiara, L

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona

185. Vegetation of the Desert of Arizona
There are various Cacti, including the Suarrow or Suguaro of the Mexicans (Cereus giganteus, Englm.), the largest and most striking member of the family, sometimes as much as sixty feet high

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil

170. Flowers of Jasmine Mango or Frangipani, Brazil
A species of Plumeria, whose flowers come before the leaves, and when the latter appear a large caterpillar also often comes and eats them all up

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: 115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil

115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil
Coral Mountain in the background, and part of an inflorescence of banana, a Convolvulcea, and Amethystine Humming Birds (Calliphlox amethystina) in front

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt

114. Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butt
Pitanga is the name applied to more than one myrtaceous fruit in the West Indies and Brazil; this is apparently a species of Eugenia. The butterfly is Callidyasphilea

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil

77. Wild Flowers at Morro Velho, Brazil
Bignonia venusta. Ker. and a Convolvulacea (Quamoclit Nationis Hook. ?), climbing over Luhea rufescens, St. Hil. a forest tree

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest

20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest
Tricuspidaria dependens, Ruiz et Pav. the Patagua, is of the same family as our lime-tree. On the left, near the Patagua tree, and on the right, beyond the building

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili

16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
Fuchsia macrostemon, Ruiz et Pav. on the right, is the wild parent of our hardy varieties; above it is the blue Puya with orange anthers, the orange balls of the not unfamiliar Buddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 30. The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with scarlet Pod and Barbet

30. The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with scarlet Pod and Barbet
This showy Leguminous tree is Cojoba arborea var. arborea (synonym Pithecellobium filicifolium) which ranges through the West Indies and Central America

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili

25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
Common inhabitants of the Cordilleras are two noble representatives of the Pine-Apple Order, the Bromeliaceae, namely Puya Whytei, Hook. the present, and P. chilensis (see 19)

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 19. View near Quilpue, Chili

19. View near Quilpue, Chili
On the rocks in front a gigantic species of Calceolaria, with Puya chilensis, Molina, above, and Boldo trees and Columnar Cacti in the distance

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili

15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
Trabajor, that is labourer, is the name given to this bird (Izuallaxis: sordida), a delicate creature that builds an impregnable nest off the spiny branchlets of Acacia cavenia, Molina

Background imageMarianne North Collection: 488. Mandrinette and mountain home of the Pitcher Plant in the distance

488. Mandrinette and mountain home of the Pitcher Plant in the distance
A view from the artists window at Mr Estridges house; the harbour of Mahe below. The showy shrub here represented is Hibiscus liliiflorus, Cav

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.)




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