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Delany, Mary (1700-1788)

Embroidery detail on one of Mrs Delany's court dresses. Silk on satin. Embroidery detail on one of Mrs Delany's court dresses. Silk on satin.

Mrs Mary Delany (1700-1788), née Granville, was an accomplished embroideress, designer and artist (her paper cuttings were famous), and writer, who commented in her extensive and extant correspondence on the garments and their cut and decoration, of the men and woman of her social circle.

Source: HAYDEN, Ruth (1980 ). Mrs Delany. Her Life and Her Flowers, British Museum Press.

Wikipedia (retrieved 4 January 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 4 January 2017). 

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