Mary Delany: Grass of Parnassus Boxed Small Notecards
10 blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the British Museum
Box size: 4 x 5.625 x .875 in.
Card size: 3.5 x 5 in.
Mary Delany (English, 1700–1788)
Parnassia Palustris Grass of Parnassus (detail), 1776
Often mistaken for watercolors, Mary Delany’s botanicals are carefully constructed paper collages. The artist cut minute pieces of colored paper and glued them to create scientifically accurate—and gorgeous— botanicals.