Marianne North: An Intrepid Painter

The Linnean Society of London,
Burlington House, Piccadilly,
W1J 0BF,
United Kingdom
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Marianne North: An Intrepid Painter


18:00 - 19:00 Wednesday 24 February 2016


In 1871 Marianne North (1830–90) dedicated her life to ‘painting from nature’ and embarked on a series of independent travels. For the next 13 years she traversed the globe, rendering the diverse flora and landscapes she encountered into a profusion of lively and vibrant oil paintings.

North’s 848 paintings demonstrate the diversity and usefulness of the world’s flora and provide an evocative record of long-gone views and ways of life. Marianne North: a very intrepid painter, published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reproduces many of North’s paintings and explores her life, travels and legacy.

Join us as author Michelle Payne tells the story of this remarkable Victorian traveller.

This meeting is free and open to all; registration is not necessary. Tea and coffee will be served in the Library from 17:30 and a wine reception will follow. Image © Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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