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Delicate and Fine Floral Wreath Cut Paper Collage – Cut by Miss Stevenson from Colored Paper in the style of Mary Delany c1850
1700. An array of intricately cut and decorated tiny colored paper leaves, petals, stems and bows arranged as a floral wreath. Most have been individually embossed, note the detail on the tiger lilies at top right and the applied stamen on many on flowers less than 3/8" in their entirety. Also note the daisy at top constructed of individual rice paper leaves with a painstakingly crushed paper stamen. The collage measures 5 ½" in diameter. Captioned "Cuts by Miss Stevenson from Coloured Paper. Age toning on backing paper. Mary Delany (nee Granville) (14 May 1700-15 April 1788) was an English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer; equally famous for her "paper-mosaicks" and her lively correspondence.
Bookseller: Eclectibles, ABAA [Tolland, CT, U.S.A.]
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