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Author Orr, Clarissa Campbell, author
Title Mrs Delany : a life / Clarissa Campbell Orr
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  NX547.6.D45 O77 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020623617
Descript xvii, 405 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-387) and index
Granville family tree -- Part I. The early tears -- Miss Mary Granville -- Cornish bride -- The new widow and the American prince -- Irish Idyll -- Woman of fashion -- Contented Aspasia -- Part II. Mrs Delany -- The duties of a dean's wife -- Life, love and literature in the Wellesbourne circle -- The lawsuit years -- From gladness to sadness -- Bernard and the Duchess befriend Rousseau and Patrick passes away -- Part III. New horizons -- Seven widows and the friendship circle -- The first collages and bluestocking initiatives -- Reviewing the collages and glimpsing Royal Felicity -- Poignant farewells and new developments coda
"Mary Granville Delany is best remembered for her paper collages of flora, the majority of which are at the British Museum. This captivating new biography pulls back the lens to place Delany's artistic creations in the broader context of her family life, relationships with royalty, and links to early feminist debates on marriage. A comprehensive work written for a general audience, this life provides rich details of the era, including Delany's many friendships with prominent figures such as Methodist leader John Wesley, composer G. F. Handel, and England's leading patron of science, Margaret 2nd Duchess of Portland. Clarissa Campbell Orr is a noted authority on the eighteenth-century court and queenship, and this volume restores Delany to her proper place in the era's aristocratic society, revealing her as far more than an apparently poor, genteel widow befriended by George III and Queen Charlotte"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Delany, Mrs. (Mary), 1700-1788
Women artists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Biographies. fast (OCoLC)fst01919896
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