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Mrs. Delany and her circle : [accompanies the Exhibition Mrs. Delany and Her Circle, co-organised by the Yale Center for British Art and Sir John Soane's Museum, London, on view at the Yale Center for British Art, from 24 Sept. 2009 to 3 Jan. 2010 and at the Sir John Soane's Museum, 18. Feb. to 1 May, 2010] Preview this item
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Mrs. Delany and her circle : [accompanies the Exhibition Mrs. Delany and Her Circle, co-organised by the Yale Center for British Art and Sir John Soane's Museum, London, on view at the Yale Center for British Art, from 24 Sept. 2009 to 3 Jan. 2010 and at the Sir John Soane's Museum, 18. Feb. to 1 May, 2010]

Author: Mark Laird; Alicia Weisberg-Roberts; Sir John Soane's Museum; Yale Center for British Art
Publisher: London Sir John Soane's Museum in association with Yale Univ. Press New Haven, Conn. Yale Center for British Art 2009
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the age of seventy-two, Mary Delany, nee Mary Granville (1700-1788), embarked upon a series of nearly a thousand botanical collages, or 'paper mosaics', which would prove to be the crowning  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Delany, Mrs.; Delany, Mrs.; Delany, Mrs.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Laird; Alicia Weisberg-Roberts; Sir John Soane's Museum; Yale Center for British Art
ISBN: 9780300142792 030014279X
OCLC Number: 845550941
Description: XI, 283 S zahlr. Ill
Contents: Directors' foreword / Amy Meyers and Tim Knox --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Alicia Weisberg-Roberts and Mark Laird --
1. Mrs. Delany and the court / Clarissa Campbell-Orr --
2. Mary Delany's embroidered court dress / Clare Browne --
3. Dressing for court : sartorial politics and fashion news in the age of Mary Delany / Hannah Greig --
4. The theory and practice of female accomplishment / Amanda Vickery --
5. Adorning Aspasia's closet : Mrs. Delany's paintings and drawings / Kim Sloane --
6. Mary Delany : epistolary utterances, cabinet spaces, and material forms of natural history / Maria Zytaruk --
7. Seasonality, circulation, and Mrs. Delany's landscape gardening circle / Mark Laird --
8. "A beautiful mixture of pretty objects" : Mrs. Delany's natural history and zoological activities / Janice Neri --
9. Novelty in nomenclature : the botanical horizons of Mary Delany / John Edmondson --
10. A progress in plants : Mrs. Delany's botanical circle / Lisa Ford --
11. The practice of 'paper mosaick' by Mrs. Delany and her circle / Kohleen Reeder --
12. An intimate and intricate mosaic : Mary Delany and her use of paper / Peter Bower.
Responsibility: ed. by Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts

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"Handsome, sumptuously illustrated ... of interest to specialists and laypeople alike."--Jon Lackman, Art History Newsletter -- Jon Lackman Art History Newsletter

 
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